Sports massage helps relax the athlete and generally improves blood circulation, reduces stress and prevents injuries. It can be done before, between and after a workout or a activity.
The first benefit is maintaining muscle elasticity. That is, their flexibility, which is important for performance. In addition, intense workouts result in a concentration of lactic acid in the muscles, so sports massage helps to restore the muscular system more quickly due to the removal of lactic acid. Sports massage reduces muscular discomfort and so reduces pain from lactic acid.
Research into sports massage shows that in certain sports that involve high competitiveness, performance can also be improved. Therefore, the psychological effect that an athlete recieves from an experience like massage can be important.
The benefits include reducing stress, tension and anxiety while promoting relaxation by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. So, you can get an increase in dopamine and serotonin and reduce the levels of cortisol which is considered to be the biggest stress hormone. This relaxation and reduction in tension helps the athlete greatly before each race or athletic activity.
Massage is a healthy alternative to pain relief and at the same time is extremely relaxing. Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in Europe. It is based on muscle massages in many forms, from head to toe.
The manipulations made improve the blood circulation in the muscles and joints. It includes the use of hands, arms and elbows to reach all the muscle layers working to improve physical and mental health.
It is widely used for stress control purposes.
Swedish massage is proving to be useful for fighting chronic pain, dealing with torn muscles and headaches. It has also proved useful for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Analgesic Massage can alleviate and gradually cure several diseases which face us in modern times. These stem from anxiety, a sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, and gradually affects the neck, waist, back and other areas of the body.
In adults, it has been shown to slow down the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and increase the positive properties of the body's immune system.
Scientific research shows that Analgesic Massage optimizes the body's response to even more serious diseases, such as arthritis, muscle stiffness, immunodeficiency.
It has also been observed that elderly patients who regularly have Analgesic Massages, avoid injuries during their day-to-day activities, while younger people have seen productivity increase in their work.
So massaging on a regular basis is not just a "luxury" but a habit that can contribute a great deal to our health!