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BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE

2019/06/26

The Sports Massage is a deep massage, especially indicated for those who like to receive massages with strong pressure and intense rhythm. The effects of Sports Massage range from the physical to the psychological. It is an excellent choice to prepare the muscles to achieve their best performance before practicing sports and to recover after exercise.
After sportive practice, it is common to feel sore muscles. This is due to the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles. The Sports Massage is ideal for relieving pain after exercise, as it improves blood circulation and promotes the elimination of toxins accumulated in muscles. The recovery of tissues is done more quickly and effectively, with the blood diffusing oxygen at a normal rate for the muscles, making them stronger and more resistant.
The Sports Massage has from the outset the benefits of relaxation, pain relief and stimulation and muscle recovery, whether therapeutic or sporty.
You can perform the Sports Massage before the physical exercise to prepare the muscles, preventing injuries and increasing the sporting performance, as well as afterwards with the aim of decreasing muscular tensions and inflammations.
This massage, when done before the practice of sports heats and prepares the muscles, increasing the performance. It also facilitates strength, speed and strength.
Other benefits of this massage are:

It helps in recovery after the practice of physical exercise, as it relaxes the muscles that have been overloaded and increases its oxygenation, decreasing the sensation of fatigue;

Decreases the likelihood of injury to muscles and tendons as it prepares muscles for exercise (minor pains during training can become serious problems if left untreated);

Relaxes and loosens muscles that are constantly contracted due to continuous use and that can lead to the appearance of a contracture;

Rehabilitates soft tissues, including muscles, tendons and ligaments;

Improves performance, as it increases joint mobility;

Activates the lymphatic system, reducing fluid retention and eliminating toxins and metabolic waste;

Maximizes nutrient action, decreasing recovery time between workouts;

Even if you do not exercise regularly, Sports Massage is also indicated for you if you prefer massage in fast movements and strong pressure.

The stimulation of the blood circulation, allows a greater supply of nutrients and the removal of the undesirable products of the metabolism. It also promotes musculoskeletal balance and provides a feeling of physical and mental invigoration.