How does sports massage help?
Sports massage helps in Pain reduction.
Muscle tension and metabolic waste products following exercise can often cause pain in the muscles. Sports massage helps reduce the pain through relaxation of muscles and removing the pain causing metabolites out of the muscles. Sports massage helps in reflex relaxation of tight muscles following athletic activities.
There is evidence that sports massage therapy can relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). According to the American College of Sports Medicine, delayed onset muscle soreness commonly develops 12 to 24 hours after the exercise has been performed and could create maximal symptoms anywhere between 24 and 72 hours following the athletic activity. Sports massage therapy prevents and overcomes delayed onset muscle soreness by encouraging flow of blood and lymphatic fluid reducing muscle fatigue.
When is sports massage therapy advised?
Sports massage therapy can be administered both prior to the athletic activity to prepare your muscles for the athletic event and following it to ease possible discomfort.
How is sports massage therapy administered at Synergy Physiotherapy and Sports?
Our Sports Physiotherapists will screen for bio-mechanical imbalances and oversee your preparation for the sports activity. Our sports massage therapists will administer safe and targeted massage that will benefit athletes for optimal performance.