Sports are commonly known as the activities that involve a person or a team playing against each other for entertainment by using certain skills and physical exertion.
People who play sports normally injure themselves during the sporting event or training sessions. After an injury, a sports therapy massage is then suggested for the players. A Massage that is made specifically for sports players and athletes is hence known as a sports therapy massage.
The massage is mainly used as a preventative measure for injuries during sporting events. The massage helps maintain the body’s physical condition as well as sporting events.
A sports therapy massage goal is to aid in the healing process of injuries that occur during workouts. A sporting massage has three basic forms that are pre-event massage, the post-event message as well as the maintenance Massage.
The pre-event massage main object is to help warm up the body in preparation of heavy sporting exercises. These heavy exercise cause micro-traumas. Muscle swellings caused by tiny tears in the muscles are what is referred to as micro-traumas.
In order to increase the body’s blood flow or the movement of nutrients in the muscles the maintenance Massage is recommended. The concentration of this massage differs as different athletes have different specialties. The maintenance massage also increases the athletes’ flexibility as well as reduces muscle tensions.
The Post-event sports massage works to reduce the swelling caused by micro-traumas. It also works to speed up the athletes’ recovery time as well as loosen up stiff muscles.
Some of the rewards of a sports massage comprise of Lower blood pressure, rehabilitates injuries, lower anxiety, improves mood, relieves muscle pain and tension as well as increasing the body’s blood flow.
The massage helps lower the body’s blood pressure by decreasing both diastolic and systolic types of blood pressure. This works by increasing the blood flow in the muscles through hence making the heartbeat consistent.
A sports therapy massage is best recommended for when the athlete has injuries and requires a fast healing process.
The injuries are rehabilitated by this type of massage, and hence the risk of permanent injuries is reduced. A sports therapy massage is also known to reduce muscle pains. Special products are used in the massage as a way of reducing swelling in the soft tissue as well as cure the micro-traumas.
A sports therapy massage is also recommended for reducing the levels of anxiety that the player might face.
An athlete can also use this type of massage as a relaxation method. For relaxation the Massage is done during the pre-event massage.