What Are The Benefits Of

Sports Massage Therapy?

Sports massage is just what you need after a competition exercise to make you feel better, ease muscle pain and relax. Right? Not that fast. Don’t just crawl on the table without understanding your needs and the right sports massage techniques for your job. Take a look at your back and don’t get a sports massage after swimming.

Why do you get a sports massage after swimming?

Many athletes take massages after swimming and incorporate sports massage into their therapy and training programs as well. Massage for swimmers offers many benefits to athletes before and after a workout or competition:

  • Aids in the management of pain
  • Improving Flexibility
  • Aids for recovery and reduced/delayed sorrow
  • Helps prevent overuse of injuries
  • Warms your muscles
  • Promotes mental and physical relaxation;
  • Improves the range of mobility and mobility
  • Improves circulation and reduces swelling;
  • Reduces stress and mental tiredness
  • Active sport massage stretches muscles and connective tissues

Dos and Don’ts Sports Massage

Swimmers and trainers who decide to incorporate sports massage into the recovery process need to know the ins and outs of the technique. Understand your back and don’t massage before you include it in your training plan.


  1. Stay hydrated.
  2. Practice self-release techniques.
  3. Use the right methods and techniques for the preparation and recovery objectives.


  1. Receive a massage at a private space event. It’s got to be out in the open.
  2. Get a deep-tissue massage within 48 hours of the competition. This can cause muscle breakdown and soreness.
  3. Suffer with a painful massage. Getting a swim massage should promote relaxation and recovery; it should not hurt.

Sports Pre-Event Massage

Sport massage is also an asset both before and after swimming events. Before swimming, gentle, relaxing sports massage helps to warm the muscles, increase circulation and stretch the muscle tissues in preparation for a high level of activity. Deep tissues and highly vigorous techniques should be avoided prior to the event. Relaxation massage can help the athlete to focus and feel strong about their race.

Post-Event Sports Massage

The post-event massage focuses on relieving the muscles that worked the hardest while swimming. The massage usually does not take more than 30 minutes. Sports massage should help release muscle cramping and help relieve areas of pain with moderate soft tissue pressure, compression, stretching, and a variety of motion techniques. After a swim competition, a brief, effective sports massage can help you rest and rejuvenate your hard-working body and mind.

Clinical sports massage is an effective treatment for swim injuries. As mentioned above, swimming injuries are most often caused by repetitive use, poor stroke mechanics, or overtraining. Clinical massage therapy can help to identify the problem, facilitate healing, address dysfunction, return the athlete to optimal performance, and consider activity biomechanics and recommend approaches to prevent recurrence of injury. Most importantly, sports massage has been shown to help with muscle resilience and recovery. Massage makes the body more receptive to recovery by bringing more circulation to the area, reducing scar tissue, reducing pain, restoring range of motion, and helping to reduce posture holding patterns.