There are many massages in Singapore such as Swedish massage, Javanese massage, Thai massage, Foot massage, Foot reflexology, Shiatsu, Deep tissue massage, Aromatherapy massage, Qi massage, Relaxing massage, Chinese massage, sport massage, medical massage, clinical massage, lymphatic drainage massage, Trigger point release, myofascial release, Rolfing etc. Each type of massage has a different purpose and health benefits, as well as risk involved if massage wrongly.
What are the benefits of massage?
Generally, all types of massage helps to aid in healing process, relieve muscle tension and stress, and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage is mostly using hands in treatment to manipulation of joints and muscles and connective tissues using different form of techniques.
In all types of massage, the therapist has specific aims in mind, and in sport we focus on the individual needs of the athlete. With the ever growing number of people taking part in sport, combined with the increasing competitiveness and intensity of physical exercise, the demand for sports massage is also increasing and becoming more and more recognised as a skill which may aid recovery and enhance the performance.
What is difference between sport massage and normal massage?
Sports massage does have some aims in common with other forms of massage and it is especially important to have a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, in particular the muscular and skeletal systems. By understanding these systems and the effects of exercise, we may also appreciate how massage may benefit the sports person and becomes an integral part of the athlete’s training program. Athletes who are looking to improve performance and increase their competitive edge do so by adopting a training schedule to enhance their skill, strength, stamina, suppleness and speed. The degree to which they develop and utilise these qualities will depend on other factors such as the level of competition, the sport played, and possibly their position in a team. This is where Sports massage therapy will help. It is a form of massage therapy that helps athletes recover from or avoid sports-related injuries, and typically utilizes more vigorous forms of massage to facilitate muscle healing or relaxation. Sports massage therapy should be performed before and after a competition to prevent injuries and loss of mobility and maximize the life of your sporting career.
What are benefits of sport massage?
The benefits from sports massage therapy are improved blood flow and nutrient delivery to your muscles, efficient clearing of harmful metabolic by products, tension reduction in your fascia, reduction of your scar tissue, improved tissue elasticity, hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic. Sometimes intensive hard training may not result in improvements. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissues. Improve in your tissue’s ability to absorb nutrients, also known as micro-circulation. The physical benefits of sports massage therapy are important for all athletes, especially those engaged in sports where physical contact and bruising are likely, such as football, rugby or ice hockey. Endurance athletes also are excellent candidates for sports massage therapy, as the long training hours and the nature of competitive endurance activities, such as running, cycling, tennis, and golf are placing considerable strain on your musculoskeletal system- stress on your joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Physiological effects of sports massage, helps to pain reduction such as tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain. Massage helps reduce this in many ways including releasing the body’s endorphins. Helps to through, muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching.
Sport massage in Singapore is performed by trained sports therapist, sport trainer, or sport physiotherapist. Physioclinic is one of the best physiotherapy centre in Singapore which helps sports or exercise enthusiast to maximize sport performance through sport massage, sports specific training and prevent sport injuries.
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