There are numerous benefits to receiving massage, including physical, physiological and psychological. This is one of the reasons it is such a popular choice, providing an effective treatment according to the particular needs of the individual. Below are just a few of the benefits that massage can provide:
Relaxation – massage helps the muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching.
Flexibility – someone with tight or shortened muscles may have better flexibility following treatment.
Pain Reduction – massage assists in reducing tension and releases the body’s endorphins, influencing our pain reception.
Recovery – massage can help improve recovery from trauma, training and fatigue.
Prevention – massage can assist in the prevention of injury in the long term.
Health – massage helps maintain and improve the health of the soft tissues due to the effects on blood circulation.
Detox – Stimulates circulatory and lymphatic systems
Increased Energy – massage can leave you feeling invigorated and with more energy. This can be of real benefit before an event or competition.
Reduces Anxiety – massage induces relaxation which in turn reduces anxiety.
Is it for me:
Sports and remedial massage can benefit everyone and is as valuable for people involved with sports and fitness at all levels. From casual sport participants and weekend warriors to professional athletes, massage can help you recover quicker which in turn allows for more intensive training with a lower risk of overuse injury. As well as post-event or post-training, massage can assist pre-event. In the build up to competition it can help achieve the fullest recovery possible allowing for maximum performance but it can also be used to reduce anxiety if required or increase stimulation and invigoration.
However sport and remedial massage is not only useful for those involved in sport or who have an active lifestyle. It can be very beneficial to those recovering from all types of injury by aiding the healing and rehabilitation processes. Many people suffer from minor and chronic injuries resulting from their occupation and can be attributed to a repetitive movement or sedentary roles. Sport and remedial massage can aid in relieving pain in the affected areas of the body whilst also helping to correct postural imbalances and poor mobility and movement patterns. Remedial massage can also assist those suffering from a range of other medical conditions.
To find out more contact a member of The Fitness Team and book in with one of our highly qualified Massage Therapists – 01226 216342
Sessions are charged at £28.00 for a 45 minute appointment.