So, I am currently studying for my Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage which is kind of the reason why I haven’t been blogging so much. I wrote a post about it a few months ago which you can find Here where I spoke about being a student again. It’s now a few months later and the main bulk of my course is done and I am busy completing assignments and case studies. I have learnt so much in the last few months that I thought I would share some of my new found knowledge with you guys and who knows it may even help some of you out…
What is sports massage?: Unlike your normal relaxing holistic massage with scented candles and incenses, sports massage targets the bodies fascia and muscle systems. By targeting these things therapists can release muscles, increase their range of moment, increase blood flow and help stretch and return them to their normal function.
You don’t have to be sporty to benefit: Just because you don’t play sport doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from sports massage. Sitting at a desk at your office job, standing with poor posture or general aches and pains can also create tight muscles and a build-up of fascia that will respond well to massage.
What happens on the inside: Massage is not only a massive release on your muscles but also a huge release on the rest of your body including the lymphatic system (Its job is filtering out all of the rubbish in your blood). When you massage tight muscles, they release lots of built up fluid that is then collected up by the lymphatic system. This is why you can sometimes get really thirsty after a massage as your body is having a massive flush out.
Injury & Recovery: Sports massage can reduce the risk of injury prior to a sporting event such as a big run and can also help prevent a big onset DOMS/ achy after an exercise/post event and can also rehab injuries and scar tissue after an injury has occurred.
So, there you go a little look into what sports massage actually is. I think it can be a grey area sometimes which can make people confused about what it actually is. There are so many benefits and people who can benefit from massage.
Basically if I don’t post much on this blog this is what I am probably up to.
Thanks for taking a look.
Chloe May x
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