Sports Massage

By: LBhealthcare  08/02/2009
Keywords: sports, massage, MASSAGE THERAPY

 Sports Massage is the term applied to the discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of all sports and exercise participants. It covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body, e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Sports massage should be tailored to each individual’s needs to positively enhance one’s ability to perform. Benefits of sports massage:

Improve circulation and lymphatic flow

Assist in the removal of metabolic waste

Sedate or stimulate nerve endings

Increase or decrease muscle tone Increase or decrease muscle length

Remodel scar tissue when required

Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation

Sports massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:

The conditioning/training phase




Post-travel Injury prevention

Injury recovery

Regardless of whether you exercise or play sport to keep fit or compete from club to international level then the Sports Massage service at LBhealthcare will have something to offer you. Members of the Sports Massage Association will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short-term or long-term, well being. They will assess each individual, provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.

Keywords: massage, MASSAGE THERAPY, sports, sports injuries