Massage, and how it can benefit you with your chosen sport …

by (Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor)

Are you a ‘gym junkie’? A local footy player? Or are you a professional athlete that is competing for a marathon or cycling event? Whatever category you fall into you should be listening and looking after your body.

Not only does massage feel good, but it is proven to enhance performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation! During our different training regimes, often we may find tension build up in our muscles or we may even suffer from small micro tears that cause pain. If this is ignored and we continue to train without sourcing treatment or even stretching, our body will continue to tighten up and compensate in different areas of our body leading to injury.

Massage Therapy helps our body relax and can increase the bloods oxygen capacity by 10-15% This is where different massage technique’s can invigorate and loosen tight, shortened muscle tissue and stimulate weak, flaccid muscle.

When massage therapy is used in your general health program, it will boost your endurance levels and will reduce your fatigue. You will find your workout sessions to be more productive with longer, more effective sessions.

If you have been injured from your sport – massage is an important part of your rehabilitation process. If you have suffered from a soft tissue injury like a hamstring strain or tendonitis, it is very important to get treatment to help with the recovery process and rejuvenation of the tissue. If the muscle fibers are not realigned or reconnected properly – the muscle will not function to its normal state. The muscle will then become tight and short which leads to a decrease in flexibility and muscular power output.

‘Think of getting regular massage treatment is much like getting your car serviced.’ If you keep the cogs well oiled your engine will run smoothly.

Book your next massage today …

by (Remedial Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor) on 8th July 2015 |

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