The Benefits of Sports Massage

A+ Sports Therapy, Manchester, Sports Massage Service

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy which utilises deep tissue techniques, with the aim of reducing muscular tension, discomfort & pain.  Although sports participants do benefit from Sports Massage, this method of treatment isn’t only restricted to athletes, as the deep tissue techniques can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as:

  • Muscular & joint injuries (e.g. sprains & strains)
  • Postural related pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Back pain

The Benefits of Sports Massage

The following benefits can be experienced through the application of Sports Massage, some of which are beneficial to the body (physiological) & some to the mind (psychological):

  • Reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain & discomfort
  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased muscle stiffness & soreness after exercise or physical activity
  • Decreased neurological excitability (relaxed nerves)
  • Reduced recovery time post injury
  • Increased levels of relaxation an a reduction in physical & psychological stress levels
  • Better sleep (quantity & quality).

These benefits are largely the result of an increase in local blood circulation which helps to flush out chemical irritants & waste products which have stored up within the muscle.  At the same time, fresh blood flow increases oxygen & nutrient content within the muscle.  This in turn can help with muscle repair & leads to a reduction in muscle tension.

In summary, Sports Massage has many benefits & can aid sports an fitness participants, people with an active lifestyle or job & those who are experiencing muscular tension & pain though work-related activity, lifestyle or injury.

A+ Sports Therapy, Manchester, The Benefits of Sports Massage

Who can benefit from Sports Massage?

There is a common misconception that sports massage is purely for professional sports people & although the treatment was originally intended for preventing and relieving pain in athletes, it is now sought out by many amateur gym-goers & indeed many who simply suffer from pain or stress.  This means that almost anyone can reap the benefits of Sports Massage!

Sports Massage treatments undertaken by the excellent therapists of A+ Sports Therapy at our Manchester City Centre Clinic costs just £45.00 before discount for a one hour therapy session.

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