About Sports Massage

 

Primary Effects:

  • Improved fluid circulation

  • Muscular relaxation

  • General relaxation

  • Functional separation of muscle and connective tissue

  • Formation of strong mobile scar tissue

  • Connective normalisation

  • Increased mental alertness and clarity

  • Deactivation of trigger points

Secondary Effects:

  • Greater energy

  • Greater flexibility and range of motion

  • Fluid movement

  • Faster recovery

  • Pain reduction

  • Appropriate level of emotional stimulation

 

 

Benefits of Sports Massage
The
whole
athlete
 
The sports participant is seen as an organic system, a complex of 
 
 
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Mental and
  • Social
 
factors that interact with the external environment.
The quality of an athletic performance is the result of the synergistic interaction of the parts of the whole system.
5
Major applications 

 

 

1. Recovery:

To enhance the athlete's physical and mental recovery from strenuous sport activity.

 

2. Remedial:

To improve a debilitating condition.

 

3. Rehabilitation:

To facilitate healing after a disabling injury.

 

4. Maintenance:

To enhance recovery from strenuous exertion, to treat debilitating conditions, and to help the athlete maintain optimal health.

 

5. Event:

To help the athlete prepare for or recover from an event:

  • Pre-event: Preparation

  • Interevent: During an event

  • Postevent: Recovery from an event.