The Benefits of Sports Massage and Does it Help Decrease The Risk of Sports Injury?
Our Progress in Nuneaton
Since opening our sports injury and sports massage clinic in Nuneaton we have gone from strength to strength in gaining clients from the local Nuneaton area within sport and also treatment of injury outside of sport through occupational injury. As our reputation has increased we are regularly asked a few common questions regarding sports massage and sports injury treatment. One of the most common questions has been what are the benefits of sports massage? And does it help decrease the risk of sport injury?
Sports Massage What Do Our Clients Think?
Since 2016 we have asked 100 clients from the local Nuneaton area what do you think the benefits of sports massage are? And the top 5 answers were:
Sports Massage reduces stress.
Sports Massages removes waste from the muscle tissue.
Sports Massages loosens muscle tissue.
Sports Massages the risk of injury.
Sports Massages blood circulation.
Sports Massage and Decrease of Sport Injury What do Our Clients think?
We also asked 100 clients Do You Think Sports Massage Decreases The Risk of Sports Injury? It would seem there was a 60/40 split where 60 clients did think regular sports massages decreased the risk of sports injury and 40 clients thought that sports massage did not decrease the risk of sports injury.
To answer these questions we must look at the research on the benefits of sports massage. It is widely thought that the human body benefits both physically and physiologically.
Sports Massage and its Effects on Sports Injury What Does The Research Indicate?
Research shows that sports massages can help to remove lactic acid from muscle tissue after exercise. It also indicates that sports massages can increase the flexibility of muscle tissue, reduce stress, and improve blood circulation. These benefits in turn can lead to reduce the risk of sports injury. In conclusion modern research does indicate sports massage and its benefits can decrease and help reduce the risk of sports injury.
The increase of blood circulation and removal of waste products such as lactic acid from muscle tissue improves the efficiency of muscle tissue through activity thus decreasing the risk of injury through elements such as fatigue.
Sports massages can remove scar tissue and increase the range of movement within muscle tissue, which can also decrease the risk of sports injury.
Finally the psychological affects of massage such as stress reduction ensures that the human body is in sync whilst performing physical activity. This not only makes the individual make better choices through the game such as making the right pass or making the right pass at a faster rate but it also improves concentration helping to reduce the risk of sports injury.
In conclusion we have found that sports massages and its benefits can reduce the risk of sports injury. The benefits of massage are not only found for reduction of injury within sport but it can also be a very effective tool to reduce the risk of occupational injury.
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