In the study of (SOMATOLOGY/HEALTH AND SKINCARE/MASSAGE THERAPY BEAUTY THERAPY), sports massage is a targeted approach to treating minor and chronic sports-related injuries or tension. Sports massage therapists generally use a wide range of techniques to re-align and loosen muscle tension. It can also be used to improve posture and condition an athlete’s body so that they can perform at their optimum best by, incorporating soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, full body massage, and physiotherapy techniques to assist in recovery or rehabilitation.

Who Can Benefit From Sports Massage?

Anyone and everyone including:

  • seasoned competitors who are looking to improve their performance
  • clients that are new to sports
  • clients that want to relax aching/tensed muscles
  • clients that are returning from an injury
  • prevention of injury to clients prone to injuries

What to expect after a sports massage treatment

Your muscles will experience trauma during a sports massage, and your body will undergo a healing crisis. You will feel a bit sore for a few days, you may also feel cold, thirsty, and faint as your body works to metabolize the waste products removed from the soft tissue. Drinking plenty of water and taking a warm bath will assist you to recover from this process. It normally takes about 48 hours to feel the full effect of a sports massage after which you should feel comfortable, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

The benefits of sports massage:

If you wish to study (SOMATOLOGY/HEALTH AND SKINCARE/BEAUTY THERAPY/MASSAGE THERAPY), you will learn that sports massage has the following benefits:

  • Increases range of motion
  • Improves relaxation
  • Encourages stress relief
  • Helps to rehabilitate injuries
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves blood flow
  • Helps athlete mentally prepare for events
  • Minimizes risk of injury in the future
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Relieves arthritic pain
  • Helps relieve pain for cancer patients
  • Reduces pain and anxiety in patients that have a chronic illness
  • Helps relieve joint pain for diabetics
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