Sports Massage is a manual therapy using a combination of several massage techniques to help reduce the stresses put onto the musculoskeletal system. The treatment is tailored to affected muscle groups based on the client’s activities. The pressure used throughout a sports massage varies depending on both personal preference and the condition that needs treating. A sports massage increases healing by encouraging an increase in blood flow around the body, providing essential oxygen and nutrients required for the repair of damaged tissues.
Sports massage is design to break down inflexible scar tissues in the affected muscles, ligaments and tendons. Scar tissue is the result of a past injury or over-use. The pressure applied during the massage will break down the affected scar tissue causing a reduction in pain and inflammation as well as restoring normal functionality and movement.
One of the best reasons to get a sports massage is to help the muscles, tendons and joints move through their proper range of motion and stay in optimum shape. Most of the injuries are caused by overusing certain muscles. This can result in soreness, pain, inflammation and limited range of movement. Regular sports massages treatments can help reduce the likelihood of the muscles overuse and can also help reduce the initial inflammation that leads to injury.