Benefits of Sports Massage & Remedial Massage
The first thing to say about the benefits of sports massage is that they are not just the preserve of sports people. Too often people believe that only those competing at an elite level of sport can benefit from massage which is simply not true. People participating at all levels, along with those not participating at all, can find it beneficial in reducing tension, aches and muscle pain that develop from occupational and everyday activities.
For those people who do regularly participate in sport, a regular massage incorporated into a training programme helps to maintain and improve muscle tone, flexibility and range of motion which can reduce the chances of injury.
Here at Physical Project we use a variety of massage techniques for deep tissue release, soft tissue manipulation and myofascial release. We also incorporate other treatments such as acupuncture and kinesiology taping as and when it is required.
What are the benefits?
Increase blood circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscles to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness.
Loosen shortened, tense muscle tissue.
Increase the elasticity of over–trained hard tissues.
Stretch muscles in a variety of ways, stretching fibres and connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, reducing pain and tension.
Helps decrease the recovery time between training sessions, especially following longer sessions.
Relieve tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissues.
Promote rapid removal of toxins and waste products from muscles.
Assist with the healing of microscopic tears in muscles, reducing discomfort .
Can also provide psychological benefits - either invigorating the body and mind or, if required, have a soothing effect, which can relax and reduce anxiety.
As with all types of therapy, no two cases are exactly the same and therefore our therapists will always discuss your requirements and tailor the treatment to you. If you have any queries or questions check out our Q&A page or get in touch.