Sports Massage techniques are used as the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. The main aim is to restore full functionality to muscles and other soft tissues which can simply mean easing the tension which may have built up in your shoulders and neck during long hours at work or helping to restore maximum performance to an over trained muscle-group of a sports person.
Sports Massage Therapy combines general and Deep Tissue manipulation with various forms of stretching techniques to loosen up tight muscles, break up adhesions in muscle fibres and restore muscle function. These include techniques such as Soft Tissue Release, Muscle Energy Technique, Neuromuscular Technique and Myofascial Release.
Specific effects and benefits of sports massage:
Massage has become an integral part of the new athletic regime from sports medicine clinics to college training rooms, from professional locker rooms to Olympic training. A growing number of trainers believe that massage can provide an extra edge to the athletes who participate in high performance sports. Incorporating massage in your conditioning program has many benefits. It helps you get into good shape faster, and with less stiffness and soreness. It helps you recover faster from heavy workouts, and relieves conditions which may cause injury.