Sporting Enthusiasts work hard and play hard so injury prevention is the key here. With exercise there must also be stretching and massage scheduled into your training program if you want to ensure you remain injury free. Tight muscles cause injuries! You can suddenly tear or develop inflammation around your joints if your muscles are so tight they are pulling on your joints and causing friction within. Full time professional athletes know that weekly massage therapy needs to be scheduled into any training regime. Unfortunately the “corporate athlete” is usually so time poor that massage and stretching can be the last thing on the list to make time for. This needs to be in reverse as the corporate athlete usually has no down time or recovery time so are often the ones we see the most who end up on our door step injured and missing out on the game or the event they have been training so hard for. So my message is… prevention is better than cure for all athletes… book that sports massage today ASAP before it is too late.
Improved Athletic Performance
“ Yes… regular massage therapy does improve athletic performance. Studies have found that massage therapy increases the range of motion in muscles and decreases recovery time between workouts or athletic events. It is also the best remedy if you want to remain injury free whilst training as a good sports massage will make you aware of any tightness in your body that you may have no idea is even an issue. Let us find your tight spots before they turn into an unwanted injury.
Sports Massage helps relieve pain by relaxing painful muscles, tendons and joints which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage helps stop the pain by stimulating nerve fibres impeding the “pain” messages to and from the brain. Once tight areas are released the inflammation can settle down and your pain will go away. Massage is a popular and effective treatment for lower back pain, neck pain and headaches.
“An increase in blood circulation to muscle tissue is one of the most promoted positive effects of massage. One reason for this is that improved blood circulation is supposed to deliver more oxygen and other nutrients to the muscle tissue. A good sports massage will leave your muscles feeling warm and re energised as this new healthy blood flows more freely through your muscle fibres.”
Regular massages can significantly reduce stress and anxiety by reducing cortisol (stress hormone ) and by releasing endorphins which help put you back into that good mood you are craving.Stress affects every part of your body including your muscles. When you carry too much tension it can lead to muscle stiffness and pain.