Massage itself has evolved with many branches. Some of them are Ayurvedic, Swedish and sports massage.
Sports massage has gained its popularity since sports started developing in India. Sports Massage is not only for Athletes, but also for the general population who want to reduce the stiffness for their tight muscles, this can also be for corporate sectors which have more sitting jobs. Sports massage is also for gym goers, who are pushing their limits to maximum level to develop strength. Sports Massage basically improves the recovery time.
Sports massage therapy can be useful for pre, during and post exercises depending on different techniques. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
There is much research done to prove its effectiveness. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received a Massage either before or after exercise. As study done in 2008 shows, the massage enhances the recovery by means of physiological and psychological benefits.
How do you identify the Sports Massage Therapist- this is a branch of Sports Science Team, and therefore they should be certified in sports massage therapy and also should be able to best judge the post effectiveness of Sports Massage Therapy.
Sports massage is good for anyone who wants to relax or reduce their muscle stiffness, however, a proper dose is very important and that should be properly directed by your massage therapist.
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