Sports massage involves a wide range of techniques that include effleurage, kneading, wringing, hacking and trigger pointing. A sports massage is used for general relaxation of the muscular skeletal system as well as being directed towards any problem areas.
What do you wear for a sports massage?
Generally, if the lower part of your body is to be treated, wearing a pair of loose-fitting shorts is the best idea. If they are too tight, like cycling shorts, it can cause an issue with the massage as they can restrict access to the higher part of your leg.
Are sports massages painful?
It is also important to remember that, if it is your first time experiencing a sports massage or if you have a considerable amount of tension in your muscles, it could be the most painful massage you may have, simply because your muscles are not used to deep tissue treatments.
What is the difference between a sports massage and a normal massage?
Patients normally ask if there is a difference between a regular massage and a sports massage. The difference is less candles and aromatherapy, more release of muscle tension; the therapist will use a deep and intense technique, which results in the mobilisation of the tissues.
How long does a sports massage take?
How long will the sports massage take? At Ergotec the sports massage services that we provide should take around 60 minutes, should you like to focus on a specific region, like your back or legs, this will roughly take around 60 minutes.
Is it normal to be sore after a sports massage?
It’s normal to feel sore after a massage. The technique carries blood and nutrients to your muscles while eliminating toxins. After stimulating muscles that you may not usually use, you might experience delayed onset muscle soreness. This is a physical response to the inflammation as your body heals.
When should you get a sports massage?
Two to four days before you compete loosens your muscles and helps your mind and body feel fresher, more relaxed and ready to compete. If sports massage is performed more than four days before it can be deeper, helping you to get rid of restricted and/or tight areas of muscle.
Can a sports massage cause damage?
Some chronic pain patients may be disastrously traumatized by intense massage (what I call a “sensory injury”). Occasionally it causes new physical injuries, usually just minor bruises and nerve lesions, but sometimes worse: there’s a small but serious risk of spinal injury or stroke with any neck manipulation.
How should I feel after a sports massage?
Your body will undergo trauma during a sports massage, and while it’s likely you will feel a bit sore for a few days, you may also feel cold, thirsty and a faint as your body works to metabolize the waste products removed from the soft tissue. Drinking plenty of water and taking a warm bath will aid this process.
Do sports massages work?
Sports massage improves muscle performance, enhances flexibility, and increases the athlete’s range of motion around the joints. Rigorous physical activity will also cause your muscles to tighten, which results in an ischemic reaction.
Will a sports massage get rid of knots?
In the longer term, the lactic acid can get stuck in the muscle and form crystals which massage therapists refer to as knots. The knots then get more waste stuck to them and get larger ….. and so it goes on. The sports massage therapist works to drain the muscles and get the waste and lactic acid cleared out.
Which is better deep tissue or sports massage?
A person may have more reason to seek out sports massage if they experience overuse injuries from physical activity. On the other hand, a person undergoing deep tissue massage may be looking for a more general relief from muscular pain and mental stress.
Who should get a sports massage?
Sports massage can help even if you don’t exercise regularly. Perhaps you’re worried about muscle tension due to stress, desk work or a bad posture. Sports Massage Therapists can tailor the therapy to your specific needs, such as stiffness in the limbs, tense muscles or ligaments, or back pain.
Should you rest after a sports massage?
It’s usually recommended that you wait approximately 24 hours to exercise after a massage.
What is the difference between a sports therapist and a sports massage therapist?
What is the difference between Sports Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy? Sports Massage Therapy encompasses the scientific knowledge and manual therapy skills relating to specific soft tissues, their functions, the effects of manual therapy and exercise on normal, and damaged tissue.