Sports Massage is designed to help athletes before, during and after training. It is useful for anyone who exercises, or engages in a sporting activity, to increase flexibility, prevent injuries and accelerate healing after a sporting injury.
What is sports massage?
Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It is not a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue.
Sports Massage techniques and pressure alter depending on where the client is in their training program. Sports Massage is inclusive of a recovery massage after a big event where the focus is on flushing out toxins such as lactic acid and working the muscles to improve recovery times. More dynamic techniques such as stretching and active release techniques are used for the best results. There is less of a focus on specificity and trigger points as it’s more geared towards freeing up any fibrous tension whilst simultaneous causing minimal pain.
Benefits of Sports Massage
The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise or rigorous sporting endeavours. This form of massage is used to:
• increase endurance
• improve performance
• reduce the chance of injury
• reduce recovery time after an injury
• prepare the athlete for peak performance
• drain away fatigue and increase energy levels
• relieve swelling and prevent injuries
• reduce muscle tension and promote flexibility
Sports Massage addresses the particular needs of athletes and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events, as well as for off-season, pre-season and post-season training. Sports Massage is done with the principal mandate of returning you to your desired sports activity with the same or an even better level of function. This type of massage can include more aggressive techniques that approach muscles more deeply. Think of it as a good remedial massage that has catered specifically for your chosen sport.
When Sports Massage is applied well, it is the most effective therapy to release muscular tension and restore balance to the muscular-skeletal system for athletes. Regular Sports Massage can help athletes prevent injuries commonly caused by overuse. It is also extremely effective for work place injury prevention. While Sports Massage is a deep tissue massage it is not just for athletes; if you constantly build up tension in the muscles due to regular activity this may lead to stresses on your joints, ligaments, tendons as well as the muscular system. In such cases you may also benefit from a good Sports Massage.
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We are presently providing Sports Massage therapy on the sunny Gold Coast, only a short drive from Surfers Paradise. Broadbeach, Pacific Fair, Mermaid Beach, Southport, Labrador, Australia Fair, Main Beach, Miami, Miami Beach, Robina, Merrimac, Varsity Lakes, Mudgeeraba, Burleigh, Burleigh Heads, Reedy Creek, Bonogin, Elanora, Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, Mermaid Waters, Ashmore, Carrara, Nerang, Boonoroo Park, Highland Park, Helensvale, Pacific Pines, Benowa, Bundall, Arundel, Molindinar, Gaven, Worongary, Gilston, Clear Island Waters, Hope Island, Isle of Capri, Parkwood, Coombabah, Coomera, Upper Coomera, etc…. If you are seeking Remedial Massage therapy then we can refer you to someone in your area or you may like to book in for a Relaxation Massage or Deep Tissue Massage
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