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1| Helps Prevent Injuries |

 

A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.These muscle unbalance may develop and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause the athlete discomfort or impede performance. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help the sports person maintain a much healthier physical state.It may therefore be reasonably claimed that one of the greatest benefits of sports massage is in helping prevent injuries.

 

2 | Increases Toxins Removal |

 

The body normally relies heavily on muscle contraction to move lymph fluid, especially when the flow needs to go against the pull of gravity such as in the lower legs. Deep tissue massage helps to mechanically imitate muscular contraction and thereby stimulate additional movement of the lymph fluids, which often contain many cellular waste products. By increasing this flow, more lymph is delivered to the filtering glands and organs that remove these often toxic substances from the body.

 

3 | Increases Flexibility |

 

Massage therapy is a beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and motion. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion, keeping your joints more fluid and making them less injury prone.

 

4 | Increases Recovery After Injuries |

 

Many injuries, especially soft-tissue injuries, will benefit from massage treatment. This is especially true during recovery. Massage helps to break up scar tissue and lesions that often cause stiffness and pain during recovery and helps athletes return to a normal range of motion quicker.

 

5 | Increases Circulation |

 

Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart thus easing the strain on this vital organ. This increase in circulation brings energy producing nutrients and oxygen to your cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can make you feel listless and drained.In addition, massage therapy increases your body's oxygen carrying red blood cell count helping to bring even more oxygen to your body's cells.

 

6 | Releases Muscle Tension |

 

Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart thus easing the strain on this vital organ. This increase in circulation brings energy producing nutrients and oxygen to your cells as well as carries away metabolic waste products that can make you feel listless and drained.In addition, massage therapy increases your body's oxygen carrying red blood cell count helping to bring even more oxygen to your body's cells.

 

7 | Speed Up Body Recovery Time |

 

Massages performed after a workout or competition help to relieve the effects of muscular fatigue. Massage helps the body by relieving soreness and stiffness and it allows the muscles to maintain flexibility and looseness. The joints, tendons and ligaments are also helped in the same manner. Research says that post-workout or post-competition massage can speed up recovery time by as much as two times faster than rest alone. When given a massage, the body is able to transport nutrients and oxygen better to the muscles because of the enhancing blood flow.

 

8 | Relieve Pain |

 

Massage helps to relieve and reduce pain in a few different ways. Firstly, it increases the flow of blood to joints and muscles, helping to warm them. Massage also triggers the brain to release natural painkillers, and it also helps to speed the flow of oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone that relaxes muscles as well as promoting a feeling of calm and contentment.

 

9 | Increases Removal of Scar Tissue |

 

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

 

10 | Strengthens the immune system |  

 

The lymphatic system is a major factor in your body's battle to ward off infection and heal injuries. The lymphatic flow is usually very sluggish in most people and especially so in those that have less active life styles.Massage therapy not only improves the circulation of the blood and its vital nutrients, but also increases the circulation of lymph thus helping your body fight off infection and speeding your recovery from injuries and illness.

 

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