If you are looking to improve your sports performance, recovery after training or reduce the risk of sustaining an injury, sports massage may be able to help. At PremierPhysio the benefits of sports massage include:
- Improved sports performance. Pre event massage can stimulate circulation, calm the nervous system and prepare you for optimal performance.
- Recovery from training. Increased blood flow through the tissues can improve the recovery process allowing you to train more effectively and safely. It assists the removal of waste products and helps supply the tissues with essential nutrients to aid recovery.
- Reduce risk of injury. Imbalances and damage in deep tissues can be detected earlier and potentially corrected before an injury develops.
- Improved self-awareness of your body. Through deep tissue massage you can learn to monitor your condition and adjust training accordingly.
Sports massage can be either remedial or clinical. Remedial massage restores movement, eases pain and improves flexibility in stiff muscles, promoting better posture. This type of sports massage is used to help prevent injury and can be delivered pre or post performance. A variety of massage techniques are used to manipulate muscles to break up fibrous tissue, eliminate muscle spasm and loosen stiff joints.