Are you an athlete or suffer from an injury from your athletic days? Sports massage is designed to help athletes during, before and after training. This form of massage is helpful for anyone that exercises with the goal to increase their flexibility, prevent injuries and help with healing after a sports injury.

Keep reading to learn more about sports massage as well as its benefits.

What Is Sports Massage?

Specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries, sports massage is not the form of massage you should book for yourself if you are looking for a soothing, relaxing experience. Sports massage is not meant to relax you and destress you; in fact, it can quite often be strenuous. Here is how the massage works; by stretching tight mussels, improving the conduction of the soft tissue and stimulating inactive muscles.

The idea of the sports massage is to decrease the tension and stress that gets built up in the soft tissues of the body during exercising, such as sporting activities.

This form of massage is meant to:

  • Reduce recovery time after an injury
  • Reduce the chance of injury
  • Improve performance
  • Increase endurance

What Are The Health Benefits Of Sports Massage?

One of the primary health benefits of getting a sports massage is how it can prevent sore muscles after exercise. This is known as delayed onset muscle soreness. For those of us that struggle with the aches and pains after exercise, a sports massage changes the game. This kind of massage also helps you exercise more efficiently as well as prevent a few of the common ailments that often accompany a regular exercise regime.

Sports massage can also:

  • Improve your blood pressure and heart rate
  • Increase your lymph flow and circulation
  • Help treat injuries including strains, sprains, tennis elbow and shin splint.

Booking a sports massage is often safe after an exercise injury; however, we recommend speaking with a health professional first as there as some injuries where sports massage is not recommended.

If you need treatment for existing ailments or want to de-load, detox, de-stress and keep things running smoothly with Paramount Health, you’re covered. Get in touch with us today to book a sports massage.