Do Sports Massages Work?

Sports massage is particularly suited to multiple sports and sports injuries. It’s not a soothing massage and can be very stressful at times. It functions by stretching tight muscles, strengthens weak muscles and enhances soft tissue quality. The aim of sport massages is to reduce the tension and discomfort that can be produced during exercise in the soft tissues of the body. This type of massage increases flexibility, enhances performance, decreases the risk of injury and decreases recovery time after an injury. Athletes show several positive benefits from sports massage. Pre performance, post performance, training or recovery may be done with sports massages. It is a common choice from elite athletes to leisure practitioners. 

As an athlete increases his workout schedule, he almost always uses his muscles and causes strain and tears in the tissues of soft muscles. Sadly, most sportsmen neglect pain and aches until they become serious injuries. The more it is neglected, the more likely it becomes to become more weakened and hurt. After exercise, sports massaging is one way to promote muscle recovery. Sport therapy helps relieve any stress and lactic acid in the overworked muscles, so that blood and oxygen can be restored to the muscles and effective muscle repairs can be encouraged. Sport massage can help an athlete avoid injury due to overuse if administered as part of a sports program.

How is it done?

You will be asked about your health and lifestyle by your doctor before the massage starts. You will be asked to lie down on a massage table towel to protect your privacy and keep you warm. It will probably help them massage the skin smoothly using creams or oils. The sports massage takes advantage of other methods, including physiotherapy and osteopathy. Includes techniques:

  • Release of soft tissue: tissue and muscles lock and stretch
  • Targeting trigger points in the nervous system to remove pain and tension
  • Relaxation of hyperactive muscles 
  • Deep , slow kneading used for the release of binding tissue across your muscles

You can move around a lot and interact with your therapist regularly so that they can respond to the sensation of your body. You might feel some discomfort during a sports massage. Always tell your therapist if you are in any pain. Possible side effects include tenderness or stiffnessfor   1 to 2 days after sports massage. It is also possible to have a skin reaction from massage oils. But sports massage is generally harmless.

Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Enhanced joint motion scale (ROM)
  • Enhanced versatility
  • Enhanced sense of well being
  • Reduced stress in muscles
  • Reduced neurological excitability (relaxed nerves)
  • Muscle spasms decreased
  • Sleep better
  • Improved blood flow
  • Increased exercise waste (lactic acid) disposal
  • Decreased chance of injury
  • Decreased recovery time in workouts

Are You in Need of an Effective Sports Massage?

Sports massage from Schemata Bodywork helps people who are active or desire to be active. Who can benefit from a sports massage from Schemata Bodywork? Individuals who have careers that are restricted to working at a desk, all athletes that are looking to improve their performance or physical gains, people who have community service jobs such as firefighters, law enforcement, or military personnel. If you are suffering from injuries with acute or chronic pain, or someone who wants relief from mental or physical stress, we can help change your life. Contact us now for your appointment.