Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and can become quite vigorous at times. This type of massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily and can be of benefit to us all.
Sports massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries. The aim of this type of massage is to allow you to train or exercise more efficiently. Some of the benefits of sports massage include:
- relieving swelling
- reducing muscle tension
- promoting flexibility
- relieving pain
- preventing injuries
- improving heart rate and blood pressure
- increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
- treating injuries such as muscular strains and tears, tendinitis, ligamentous sprains, bruised or "corked" thighs, medial shin pain or "shin splints" and may more.