Do you feel that your body struggles to recover quickly after a workout or training? If yes, then sports massage might be for you.
Sports massage is not a luxury, but rather a necessity if you are an athlete or fitness enthusiast. Sports massage is an important maintenance and a way to recovery that will allow individuals to become more effective in their sport and everyday life. It can help a variety of problems and not just preventing and avoiding the progression of injuries.
One of the key benefits of sports massage is that it can encourage quicker recovery. For those who are constantly active and pushing your body to do its best, your body might be undergoing stress that you are unaware of. Keeping this unchecked for a prolonged period of time could cause tensions in your body to accumulate and affect you in your later years, especially for young athletes with a long journey ahead. The more intense your training, the more you need to balance recovery. Rest alone is not enough for you to perform at your best and we would strongly advise you to seek a professional’s assessment and incorporate sports massage into your recovery.
Sports massage isn’t only for people who are athletes or fitness enthusiasts. Desk-bound workers will also benefit from it. Sitting down for long periods of time with poor posture can affect your body’s health, especially in the long-run. We have seen patients suffer from this due to long working hours and having a sports massage, e.g once a month, is a great remedy to relieve the stress from your body.
For those completely new to sports massage, you might be wondering how it differs from relaxing massages that you take on vacation. There are two key differences:
Sports massage begins with an assessment and focuses on the individual’s biomechanics (defined as: understanding how the body reacts with forces exerted by muscles and gravity). During the treatment, therapists use different techniques to accomplish the release of the targeted muscle, depending on how the individual’s body reacts.
To encourage quicker recovery, exercises are given after a sports massage for the patient to follow-up on.
Give sports massage a try to see if it can help you be more efficient in your fitness training or improve your posture and productivity. Invest in your health today!