Updated: Jul 12, 2022
If you play sports regularly, you may find a build-up of tension in your legs, back or arms. Maybe you don’t even play sports but find yourself still aching after being seated for long periods of time or just general daily exercise? If so you may be in need of a sports massage. In this article, you will be able to see the benefits of sports massages and why your next one should be with Back Your Body.
One of the main issues that most people may face on a day-to-day basis is muscle pain. This can be caused by lack of oxygen to the tissues (Ischemia) which is often caused by poor posture. This is caused by short and restricted muscles which if left untreated can cause further dysfunction through the rest of your body. Muscle pain can also be caused by a build-up of waste products produced by your muscles like lactic acid.
A deep tissue massage will get deep into the tissue and enable the fluids to continue flowing normally again.If there is any pain in the soft tissue or the muscle fibres themself, this will also be helped with a sports massage. If you have any concerns about pain in your back or any muscles in your body, you can call a professional from our team.
Similar to the pain reduction, sports massages can help improve joint range of motion allowing an increased blood flow, preventing injuries. This massage therapy is great for those who participate in all sports and for those who want to improve their range of movement. As the joints are mobilised, it improves flexibility in your body making it much easier to stretch.
Many aches and pains are a result of tension in muscles which is built up when doing physical activities. Once this is released, it will reduce the risk of injury as tears and cramps are less likely to occur.
Helps to prevent delayed onset muscle soreness
Commonly known as muscle fever, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness which will happen when you have newly exercised a part of your body. For example, if you have only recently started going to the gym or have started a new sport, you may feel long-lasting soreness which can last a few days after a workout.
This is normal however it can prevent you from being able to continue exercising during the few days of discomfort. Having a sports massage can massively reduce the stiffness and also the duration of the DOMS.
Gives you that feel-good feeling
Possibly the best part of having a sports massage is how relaxing it can be for anyone, whether you do sports or not. As you get older, your muscles will age and become more susceptible to damage. Therefore, having a sports massage will make you feel better in your body even if you aren't playing sports regularly!
After reading this, hopefully you will have learnt the amazing benefits of a sports massage for you and your body. If you want to book your next massage, make sure to contact a member of the team here at Back Your Body.