About Sport and Reconditioning massage
How can massage help your body?
Massage may be an appropriate technique for helping certain sports injuries, especially muscle injuries, to heal.
Massage is the most effective form of injury rehabilitation therapy for speeding up the healing process and preventing re-injury.
Sports massage can help to support the treatment of:
muscle pain and stiffness
repetitive strain injuries
Acute infectious disease
High blood pressure
Inflammation due to tissue damage
Individuals who are intoxicated are not good candidates for sports massage.
Motion and Flexibility
Sports massage can help relax overly tense muscles and provide additional flexibility.
Shortens Recovery Time
Ideal to help the body deal with this stress and injury prevention. A proper massage increases blood flow and lymph fluid, both assisting in the body’s natural healing process, speeding waste removal and general health improvement. Swelling and inflammation associated with physical activity is also reduced. Scar tissue, normal from a severe injury, can be lessened with massage.
Supply of Oxygen and Nutrients
A body in pain is a sign of overworked muscles and is not healthy. Massage increases blood and lymph fluid flow, thereby speeding the injury rehabilitation process. A massage also helps with pain from spasms and cramps.
Blood flow into muscles is vital to creating new tissue and increased strength and stamina. Massage increases blood flow for additional oxygen and nutrients.