Sports Massage helps, not only facilitates recovery from exercise but also improves performance. Many professional athletes know this and use sports massage therapy as part of their conditioning program. The good news is that you don't have to be a professional athelete to benefit. Even the most casual exerciser can benefit. This is why.
Sports massage focuses on the muscles relevant to a particular athletic activity. Sports massage helps to relieve biochemical waste material from the muscle tissue accelerating the recovery time. Sports massage also helps to lengthen muscles, improve range of motion and release fascial restrictions. This is critical to preventing injuries.
Sports massage can also be adapted to pre event and post event massage. Pre event massage is more compression and percussion to invigorate the muscle and prepare it for activity. Post event massage is more relaxing. It uses sweeping strokes to assist the body in removing waste products. Gentle stretching should also be employed to maintain flexibility.
Whether you are a professional ahtlete, weekend warrior, a runner, a walker, or someone who exercises occasionally, sports massage can benefit you.