Sports massage has a number of benefits including preventing injury, restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue, boosting performance, maintaining the body in overall better condition and extending the life of your athletic career.
Sports massage is a simple, commonly used form of therapy popular in sport. The benefits and effects of sports massage include physical effects such as circulating blood and lymphatic fluids as well as stretching muscle tissue and breaking down scar tissue.
There are physiological effects such as reducing pain and relaxing muscles as well as psychological affects which include reducing anxiety levels.
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Contraindications to sports massage
A contraindication means something that indicates massage would be damaging or could cause harm. We explain the contraindications to sports massage and why applying sports massage with these injuries and conditions can cause harm.
Professionalism in sports massage
We explain and discuss the values and standards of behaviour a professional sports massage therapist should demonstrate when practicing sports massage.
Myofascial release techniques
Myofascial release is a particular form of sports massage which is often applied to certain sports injuries.