Sports massage therapy plays an integral role in any athlete’s training program. It is also very beneficial for anyone who enjoys regular sports and recreation. Using sports massage therapy in the weeks leading up to a target event is a great way to prepare for a marathon, triathlon or ultra marathon. It helps promote blood flow and prepares the body to perform. Furthermore, post event sports massage is also very beneficial for muscle and joint health after participating in competition, or high intensity training. It helps highlight tension areas in the body, guides you in your recovery and can indicate where a potential injury maybe hiding.
The demands of high intensity training programs and ultra distance events put a physiological, psychological and biochemical stress on the body. To balance an athlete’s health and wellbeing with ongoing sports massage helps reduce this stress, and plays an integral role in injury prevention, improving performance and reducing recovery time.
Other benefits include: