Sports massage is a great massage technique that is beneficial to both athletic and non-athletic types. Sports massage works by stimulating tight or inactive muscles, encouraging an improved change throughout the soft tissue. Receiving a sports massage can be strenuous for your muscles, so some discomfort can be expected but at Bankstown Health, the therapist will always work within your tolerance.
For athletes, sports massage can be used to assist in preparing you for a big event. Getting a massage at least two days before an event can increase your range of movement, which can result in improved performance. New research also suggests a connection between frequent massages after an intense workout and an increase in mitochondria found in muscle, suggesting that frequent massages may also improve muscle endurance. Receiving a massage after an event can decrease the intensity of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), which describes the pain one typically might feel the morning after a workout. Therefore receiving regular massages can also decrease recovery time between events. Research has suggested that by increasing muscle length, endurance and blood flow, receiving a regular massage can also work to prevent injury.
Sports massage is also highly beneficial to the average person, as they are able to experience the same plethora of benefits. However, if this does not mean much to you, then here are some additional benefits that may interest you:
• Relieves muscular tension
• Lowers blood pressure
• Releases toxins from the body
• Boosts the immune system
• Increases blood circulation
Sports massage can also be used as a means of treatment for, or prevention against sporting injuries. Examples of injuries can include:
• Tennis Elbow
• Sprained Ankle
• Lateral Shin Splints
• Tibialis Anterior
• Achilles Tendonitis/ Plantar Fasciitis
• Headache treatment
Call us on 9708 4338 or book online to make an appointment for a sports massage.