How sports massage helps athletes in training and competitionJuly 31, 2022
Some athletes use massage as part of their mental preparation as it can help reduce anxiety. Massage after an event helps an athlete to recover from physical exertion by helping muscles relax, reducing swelling and increasing blood flow and movement of the lymphatic fluids.
Sports massage also helps athletes to recover for their next session by promoting blood flow to damaged muscle tissue and giving the athlete a mental break with their busy training schedule. Studies have shown that massage decreases the hormone arginine-vasopressin which is found to increase stress and aggression. Massage reduces levels of cortisol a hormone associated with stress, cytokine proteins which is related to inflammation. Massage can also help to manually break down scar tissue in order to encourage the healing process.
Surfcoast Massage is fully qualified in sports massage and works with athletes on many levels, injuries can effect the mental preparation and massage can get great results and the athletes recovery time reduces.