A sport massage is specifically tailored to sport injuries and is not a relaxing massage. Not only beneficial to professional sportive, it also benefits anyone who exercises, even low impact exercise such as regular walking. Therefore, no matter which sport one practices, the main aim of a sport massage is to help to increase the level of fitness.
During an exercise, the body gradually adapt, and improve performances, sometimes bringing along problems and imbalances in soft tissues. If symptoms are ignored they may become chronic, slow down any improvement and turn into serious conditions. That’s why including sport massages in your conditioning program is beneficial to you.
Sports massage consists in a repetitive series of manipulations of soft tissues and muscles relevant to the training activity with the aim of reducing stress and tensions.
Other benefits of sports massage include:
- Relieves Swelling
- Promote Flexibility
- Relieves Pain
- Prevents Injuries
- Increases Blood Circulation and Lymphatic Flow
Research studies show that sports massage decreases anxiety and improves mood.