Updated: Apr 26, 2019
Massage in general can be quite a relaxing experience, however a sports massage isn't quite that relaxing, however the benefits it has on the body and mind are similar to what over the counter medication can provide..
Massage is said to provide several major benefits within the body; increased blood flow to the affected area, reduced muscular tension, neuromuscular excitability and an increased sense of well being, according to (Weerapong, Hume, et al 2005).The pressure in which a massage is applied can alter mechanical pressures within the body, which in turn can increase muscle compliance resulting in a greater joint range of motion and decreased stiffness.
The table below explains the different forms of massage application and how they are applied and the suggested clinical advantages which occur when applied. Also the claimed benefits of massage on each sector; ranging from physical to psychological.
Weerapong, P., Hume, P.A. and Kolt, G.S., 2005. The mechanisms of massage and effects on performance, muscle recovery and injury prevention. Sports medicine, 35(3), pp.235-256.
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