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Sports Massage focuses on deep work to flush out toxins caught in muscle fibers, eliminate adhesions, and reduce scar tissue buildup. Muscle lengthening also helps to restore range of motion and general flexibility. Sports massage also facilitates the rebuilding phase of muscle conditioning. Improved circulation can lead to better cell nutrition, normalization, and greater elasticity of muscle fiber, deactivation of trigger points and faster healing of injuries.
There are four different types of Sports Massage
This Massage complements the warm up process and helps with pre–event nervous tension. A pre–event massage can help heat the muscles, reduce excess muscle tension and create a sense of psychological readiness. A session scheduled up to two days prior to the event can serve these purposes.
This Massage is used as part of your cool down process, massage relieves muscle soreness and accelerates recovery by minimizing the effects of fatigue through the reduction of muscle tension and lowering stress levels. A post event massage can help lessen the effects of physical trauma, by enhancing blood flow to the muscles, removing toxins such as lactic acid, and delivering oxygen and nutrients. This helps speed recovery.
Regular Massage promotes and improves joint flexibility, by increasing the blood flow to the muscles, helps to repair the small tears, micro traumas, which occur every time you do any strenuous physical activity and must be replaced with scar tissue. In addition, deep, rhythmic strokes can help bring existing scar tissue in line with muscle tissue, loosening stiffness and restriction.
In the event of injury, sports massage can reduce the adverse effects of scar tissue and adhesions, leading to improvements in flexibility and strength.