November 2016 Sport Massage
The athlete has to sustain rigorous use of their muscles with a tremendous amount of force being placed on their joints and body during their desired sporting activity.
Our muscles are a bunch of contractile units overlapping to produce the force we need to operate our limbs and perform activities of daily living. With repetitive use, our muscles build up lactic acid and other waste products that can lead to pain and reduced ability to perform at your peak.
As a result, sport massage is a way of relieving the build up of by-products in your muscles and helps then return to their former self. The sport massage will also help to promote blood flow to the area, which is critical in alleviating muscle soreness and promoting muscle wellbeing. Specific techniques are used during sport massage to help achieve these desired results of returning you quicker to the track