Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage, developed for treating and preventing sporting injuries. It is also excellent for those who may not be involved in sports, but are suffering occupational injuries or day-to-day aches and pains!
The benefits of sports massage include:
- Increased muscle flexibility
- Increase in blood flow to muscles to aid healing
- Break down of knots, scar tissue and adhesions
- Aids improvements in posture
- Decreases general muscle aches and pains
- Promotes relaxation
- Specific to the individual
Sports massage has a reputation for being painful, and yes it can be uncomfortable at times due to the necessity to apply deep sustained pressure to trigger points and other soft tissue problems. However, it should never be so painful that the patient tightens up with pain, as pressure should be directed by the patient and checked regularly throughout the treatment. Massage should not cause the muscles to be significantly painful or bruised following treatment.
A regular sports massage can be a great way of treating and preventing injuries, easing daily aches and pains or improving your sporting performance. For more information on sports massage, visit http://www.sportsinjurynorwich.co.uk/