HUMAN SPORTS MASSAGE
Sports Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues using the hands, enhancing the natural behaviour of the tissues. By increasing the tissue temperature the circulation is enhanced due to the thermal regulation mechanism, restoring the ambient temperature within the heated tissue. Enhanced venous and lymphatic circulation removes metabolic waste, restores nutrition and reduces swelling after injury. Using appropriate techniques, post injury Sports Massage triggers endorphins which promote relaxation, which in turn reduces pain and relaxes muscle spasms and tension, allowing normal interchange of fluid and gases within the tissue to recommence.
Sports Massage aims to:
• Enhance Performance
• Reduce the damaging effects of physical stress and fatigue
• Prevent Injuries
• Improve range of movement
• Boost recovery rates
Muscle injuries can take up to 3 months to become apparent, by which time they could have caused serious secondary problems. Sports Massage can help detect early issues, aiming to prevent any further problems.