Sports Massage therapy has a number of physical, physiological and psychological sports massage benefits. As well as helping the body to recover from any injuries incurred as a result of strenuous physical activity. A course of therapy also has a role to play in any athlete or sportsperson’s long-term injury prevention strategy and will bolster their health and fitness routine.
Setting aside time for regular massage treatment can help to improve performance, mobility and overall long-term well-being. We also recommend consulting we our sports massage therapists alongside physiotherapists or osteopaths. Our therapists are highly qualified and well versed in both anatomy and physiology. The physical sports massage benefits of sports therapy include:
Sports massage therapy removes the tension and waste products in the body which cause pain, as well as helping to release the body’s natural endorphins.
Improved circulation and delivery of nutrients to the muscles
Our soft tissue therapists utilise bodywork techniques which help increase muscular blood flow, allowing nutrients to pass through to them more easily. Through this process, muscle soreness can be reduced.
Breakdown of scar tissue
As a result of strenuous physical activity, scar tissue can develop within the muscles and soft tissue. This scar tissue is typically inelastic and can restrict range of motion and mobility. A course of treatment from one of our sports massage therapists or deep tissue therapists will be useful in breaking down the scar tissues of the body which helps to increase blood flow to supply muscles and tissues.
Reducing stress in the connective tissues
Our Sports massage and soft tissue therapists additionally perform manipulation and stretches on the muscles fibres and connective tissues, with the aim of releasing stress and built-up pressure. Intense sports training can cause tissues to become hard and inflexible. Stretching the muscle tissues can help to reverse this inflexibility.
Reducing stress and anxiety
Sports massage therapy is useful for reducing anxiety and stress, which helps to improve mood and overall sports performance.