The term sport can be defined as any activity that involves the physical exertion and skill in which a individuals or teams competes against another team or person for entertainment.
When playing sports, the players tend to hurt themselves either during training sessions or during the main event. When this occurs they are recommended to undertake a sports therapy massage. A Massage that is made specifically for sports players and athletes is hence known as a sports therapy massage.
The massage is mainly used as a preventative measure for injuries during sporting events. A good sports massage will help the body to prepare the human body for sporting activities as well as maintain the body in its best physical condition.
The main purpose of a sports therapy massage is to help sports players recover from injuries incurred during workouts. A sporting massage has three basic forms that are pre-event massage, the post-event message as well as the maintenance Massage.
The pre-event massage objective is to help the athlete prepare for heavy sporting exercises by warming up the body. These heavy exercise cause micro-traumas. Muscle swellings caused by tiny tears in the muscles are what is referred to as micro-traumas.
In order to increase the body’s blood flow or the movement of nutrients in the muscles the maintenance Massage is recommended. Different athletes concentrate on different parts of their body depending on their athletic specialties. The maintenance massage is also known to reduce muscle tensions and increase the players’ flexibility as well.
In order to reduce the athletes’ recovery time after an injury as well as reduce the swelling the post-event massage is recommended.
Some of the benefits of a sports massage therapy include, Lowers blood pressure, rehabilitates injuries, lowers anxiety, improves mood, eases muscle pain and tension as well as increasing the body’s blood flow.
One helpful benefit of sports massage is that it helps to lower both diastolic and systolic types of diabetes. This works by increasing the blood flow in the muscles through hence making the heartbeat consistent.
The healing process of an injury occurs at a more quicker rate as a result of this type of massage.
The injuries are rehabilitated by this type of massage, and hence the risk of permanent injuries is reduced. A sports therapy massage is also known to reduce muscle pains. The soft tissue in the muscles is massaged to reduce the swelling using specialized products that some times act as a cure for the microtrauma as well.
Massages are known to reduce the level of anxiety that any person faces.
The massage also works best for relaxation purposes when the athlete has an upcoming game. This works best especially if it is done as a pre-event massage.