What Should You Not Do Before A Sports Massage?

You already know how your body feels to push to its absolute limit, whether you are playing sports professionally or leisurely. You’ll probably experience a lesion, or two when you’re spending enough time on the field, at the gym or on the ice. Although athletes have some occupational risks, sports massage will only help you overcome these problems. Sport therapy is a helpful way to cope with these distresses, pains and pressures that discourage you from exercising at all.

One of the best reasons you can get a massage is that you just have to relax and recover. There is stuff you certainly want to stop and take full advantage of massage therapy in preparation for your zenned out bliss.

Here are the things to avoid before getting a sports massage

  • Avoid sunburn. It becomes inflamed and extremely irritated when your skin is sun-burned, usually in large areas of your body, including your back and shoulders. It is not a good idea to have a massage when the skin is burning. We must work through the skin to control the muscles as well as the effects on the circulatory system. It is safer to reprogram a massage when you get a sunburn.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks. Drinking coffee or caffeinated beverages just before a massage will prevent you from fully relaxing during the course of your session. Your body is stressed and inclined to battle the therapist. Get plenty of water to relax and drink before you arrive!
  • Don’t eat a huge meal. Sports massage will bring your back and your stomach under pressure. It’s not a good idea to have a big meal, because you may feel like you’re going to pop it. It’s all right to eat a daily meal before arriving.
  • Don’t shower.  It may be courteous to get a shower before a massage, while your intentions might be in the right spot, a hot shower is not recommended before the massage. A hot rinse before your massage will improve your blood circulation and your chances to sweat.
  • Avoid using oils or lotion.  You can enjoy a massage lotion or oil during a massage that can or can not be well combined with your personal skin moisturizer option.
  • Avoid using topical medications, tapes or patches. Any topical medications you apply to your skin will spread across your body during the massage. Recall waiting until after your session for cooling gel like tapes and patches because it will cause your massage therapist to avoid the focusing area. 
  • Avoid taking pain medication. It is safer to reschedule your massage if you are in enough pain to take medicine. Your perception of the pain and/or your ability to interact with your massage therapist may be interfered with by muscle relievers. Any medications intended to thin the blood should also be stopped by the pressure and blood circulation increase caused by massage.

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.