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Sports Massage Therapy

Why is Therapeutic Sports Massage so Important?
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Sports Massage Therapy

Therapeutic sports massage gives athletes the opportunity to reach their full potential by reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. The massage is more of a treatment than a relaxation massage:

  • Collaboration between the therapist and the athlete throughout the treatment.
  • Advice on exercises for muscular flexibility and strengthening
  • Can be done prior, during physical activity or in recovery phase, following a sporting event such as a half marathon or a full marathon.

All of these elements have a real impact on the maximum potential of the athlete, especially after a sporting event because it increases:

  • healing and recovery between efforts
  • joint mobility, flexibility and biomechanics
  • body perception and mental focus
  • motivation and self-confidence

By identifying areas of tension, the massage also allows to reduce:

  • muscle cramps and spasms
  • stress and anxiety (pre- and post-event).

Benefits of Massage

Massage can bring about physical, mental and emotional changes. The benefits can vary from individual to individual.

Physical benefits:

  • Relaxes the body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces heart rate
  • Slows respiration
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Reduces chronic pain

Mental benefits:

  • Reduces mental stress
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Calms a bad temper
  • Induces mental relaxation
  • Improves concentration

Emotional benefits:

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances self-image
  • Provides a feeling of well-being