3 FAQs About Sports Massage Therapy

If you’re very active and put your body through its paces on a regular basis, it can be very beneficial to go for a sports massage on a regular basis, as this can help keep aches and pains at bay, as well as helping your body recover post-exercise.

To help you work out if it’s the right path for you, here are some frequently asked questions about the practice… and, of course, if you need any further help or advice, you can also get in touch with the team here at Clear Physio to see how we can provide you with additional support.

 

#1 What are the benefits of sports massage?

This kind of therapy is renowned for its ability to promote recovery and overall health and wellbeing for those who follow an active lifestyle, or anyone who has sustained an injury of some kind, been inactive for a period of time or who has overused parts of their body. 

It can reduce pain and muscle soreness by promoting good circulation and increasing blood flow to the areas in need, speeding up the healing process and getting you back on your feet sooner rather than later.

 

#2 Does massage therapy hurt?

Knowing what to expect from your therapy session is important and yes, sports massage can be painful. Your clinician will work on areas that are already tight or tense, and these are likely to be causing you pain in any case. Post-massage, you’ll likely feel that tension has been released, your muscles feel looser and you are in less pain than before.

 

#3 Is this kind of massage just for athletes?

No! The good news is that anyone can benefit from this kind of therapy, so don’t be deterred by the word ‘sports’ in the name. The aim of it is to soothe and stretch muscles all over the body, making them more relaxed and flexible… so it really is for everyone!

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