Pre-season sports massage

It’s pre-season time again and sports massage is already being used as part of this season preparations

Sports massage Salisbury City FCSalisbury City FC officially returned to training last week after a well deserved summer rest. With training initially focusing on the regaining of physical fitness it is important to take proper care of the muscles as they slowly adapt to the increased demands placed upon them.

The benefits of sports massage

Sports massage has numerous benefits and is used by both athletes and non-athletes for many different reasons

The benefits of sports massage for athletes…..

Stretching
The use of sports massage will improve flexibility that normal stretches cannot improve.

Elasticity
Hard training can cause muscle tissue to tighten up and become inelastic. Sports massage can greatly improve muscle tissue elasticity which then improves co-ordination, reaction times and agility.

Tissue permeability
Sports massage can increase tissue permeability which means valuable nutrients and minerals are more easily able to pass through to the muscles. Increased tissue permeability also helps the removal of lactic acid and other waste products that produce as a result of exercise.

Injury prevention
Sports massage greatly reduces the period of rehabilitation after suffering an injury. It also helps prevent injuries from happening in the first place.

The benefits of sports massage for non-athletes…..

It doesn’t matter if you don’t play sport, sports massage is for everyone and the benefits for athletes are exactly the same as non-athletes. Further benefits also include…..

Reduction of headaches
Sports massage is one of the most effective ways to stop headaches – read more on this subject by clicking here

Reducing tension
Sports massage is probably the best way to help reduce built up tension especially in the neck and shoulders.

For more information on our sports massage service and how sports massage can help you please contact us via our centres page by clicking here

Sports massage is available in our Salisbury and New Forest Centres.

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