The benefits of a sports massage are endless and you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy them. Anyone who spends their days sitting at a desk or carrying out a manual job can also benefit from having a sports massage.
The benefits of a sports massage include:
The body produces unhealthy levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, when it’s under stress. This can lead to headaches, sleepless nights, lack of motivation, bad eating habits and digestive problems. Massage has been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the body which helps you to reduce stress and the related symptoms.
Easing Muscle Pain, Soreness and Discomfort
Massage invigorates your muscles and increases blood flow. It helps to release ‘knots’ and tightness which can cause muscle fatigue and lead to loss of flexibility and/or injury. It also releases your body’s natural painkillers and can boost energy levels. Massage doesn’t just help you physically, it can increase your sense of well-being as well.
We’ve all heard that having a good nights sleep can make things better. Massage encourages restful sleep as well as helping those who can’t rest comfortably.
Too many people experience back, shoulder and neck pain from a variety of sources. A big influence in these issues is poor posture. Standing and/or sitting in the wrong posture as well as repetitive or overuse movements can add to extra strain on your body. Massage helps to loosen and relax the muscles which gives relief to the joints and enables them to have greater freedom, flexibility and range of motion.
Helping to Strengthen the Body’s Immune System
Regular massage sessions provide many benefits to the body. It is a well-known fact that people who experience high levels of stress are more vulnerable to illness and injury. When stress is combined with sleep disturbances and poor nutrition, the impact is directed at the body’s immune system.
These are just a few of the amazing benefits of having a sports massage. It can help to improve your overall health and well-being as well as enhancing your quality of life and the decisions you make each day.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your massage needs then please contact me.