The Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports Massage techniques work by manually manipulating the muscles, fascia and tendons to reduce muscle pain and strains. Through breaking down scar tissue and using both active and passive stretching it is able to reduce muscle tightness. Many muscles like your quadriceps are made up of several muscles. By examining and treating them individually you can restore and re-balance muscular imbalance.
Through techniques such as effleurage and petrissage, a sports massage can improve the circulation and lymphatic function of the body. Through increasing lymph draining it is possible to reduce swelling to the joints and muscles. Also due to the increase in blood supply during a sports massage the level of oxygen uptake is increased, while the removal of harmful bi-products that might build up in the muscles are also increased, preventing further tightness and possibly injury.