Sports Massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent injuries by detecting areas of tension and imbalance and also to promote healing , speed up recovery from injuries and reduced the likelihood of re-injury.
Sports Massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain in the body which athletes and non athletes alike can gain physiological and psychological benefits from.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Prevention
Sports Massage can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, delayed soreness typically begins to develop 12 to 24 hours after exercise. Sports massage prevents onset muscle soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body which assists in the removal of metabolites and other toxins. integrated into a weekly training regimen, athletes may avoid DOMS, relax and revitalise muscles, feel calmer and more focused before and after events. (Zainuddin, Zainab et al. Effects of massage on delayed onset muscle soreness, swelling, and recovery of muscle function. Journal of athletic training.)
Stress and Pain Reduction
Sports Massage can help a person manage stress. When a person receives a sports massage, their body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins. Endorphins are released by two areas of the brain known as the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, and they act as the body’s natural pain reliever. Endorphins that are released due to receiving a sports massage help to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve mood and enhance a persons state of wellbeing.
If you feel you may benefit from a Sports Massage and wish to discuss your query with me then please get in touch, I would be happy to hear from you.
Health and happiness, Ben