Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any sportsman or woman, whether they are injured or not. You wouldn’t drive your car with flat tyres, so why would you participate in competitive sports with tired or tight muscles!?
For athletes (or ‘Weekend Warriors’) not only can massage prevent injuries, such as muscle tears and strains, but it can also prevent loss of mobility and/or flexibility. Massage can also boost the performance of any athlete and extend their overall life and career. Did you know that deep tissue massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, which enables fluids to pass through? This is particularly important to remove waste products, such as lactic acid and also helps the muscles absorb oxygen to promote quicker recovery.
Massage also breaks down scar tissue which is a result of previous injuries or trauma. Scar tissue effects muscles, tendons and ligaments and if the scar tissue is allowed to build up, this can lead to inflexible tissue that are prone to injury and pain. Improved tissue elasticity is also a benefit of sports massage, which will help the athlete achieve maximum muscle performance.