Sports Massage

What it is and how it can help you.
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Sports Massage Fordingbridge

Sports massage therapy is a type of massage that focuses primarily on the manipulation of soft tissue, specifically in areas that are in need of relief or healing. Muscles, tendons, skin, and ligaments are some examples of soft tissue (the connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage).

Despite being initially intended for athletes, everybody can reap the benefits of sports massage therapy. Some of the common uses of it are as follows:

Improve Flexibility

Sports massage therapy can assist the relaxation of particularly tight or tense muscles, therefore improving flexibility. The application of sports massage therapy before a sporting event will increase flexibility and mobility during said event, potentially enhancing performance. Similarly, sports massage therapy after a sporting event will help prevent tightness in muscles, and will maintain flexibility, ready for your next event!

Prevent Injury

Physical activities can put a lot of strain on the body – particularly the muscles. This could lead to injury if the correct precautionary measures are not taken. Sports massage therapy is the ideal way to assist the body in its ability to cope with such stress. By increasing the flow of blood and lymph fluid, sports massage therapy aids the removal of waste from the body as well as the body’s natural healing process. On top of this, a sports massage will decrease the amount of swelling and inflammation that typically comes with physical exercise.

Reduce Pain

By releasing tension in the muscles, sports massage therapy can help drastically reduce pain. This can lead to a more comfortable, fulfilling life, as well as a potential performance boost when exercising. 

Sports Massage-Article

At a glance

Improves flexibility

Prevents injuries

Reduce pain

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