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The Perfect Massage Options for Your Sports Pains

A massage? What
does it feel good. Yes, but only when it is well done. The specialists explain
the different massage techniques possible before or after exercise.

Sports 마사지 massages do not only target
prevention or physical recovery, but also affect the mental and emotional
sides. A relaxation therapist specializing in the subject, a sports massage
session often ends with a few minutes of relaxation. Cranial massage, breathing
techniques or even soft music in the background are most often used.

For what benefits?

Without medical
side as have physiotherapy massages, sports massages have the advantage of
lasting one to two hours per patient.  We
see with the individual what his priority is. In prevention, sports massage
prepares the body for a given activity and aims to limit injuries and avoid
tendonitis. Cross friction has anti-stiffness, anti-inflammatory and analgesic
effects.

After an effort
that will have required great energy, the relaxing effect of sports massages
can prove to be effective in helping you to recover better. A deep massage will
allow you to relax your muscles, reduce muscle fatigue and avoid aches.  As a recovery, sports massage will facilitate
blood circulation and improve the functioning of the lymphatic system. Your
sleep will also be better.  The ideal is
to combine several massage techniques in a single session to avoid the annoying
effect.

Different techniques depending on body parts

Friction:

Palms of the
hand flat on the skin or the sportsman’s clothes, the goal is to achieve
friction in order to warm up the muscles and unlock the joints. This technique
avoids a possible breakdown if it is done before effort. If used post-workout,
it helps reduce muscle soreness. Its deep action is used in particular to untie
the knots that cause muscle pain.

Kneading:

It is one of the
most common massage techniques. Often used after effort on contracted or
congested muscles, the masseur will vary the depth of its action depending on
the patient’s feelings. Its action allows to move the fleshy parts inside the
skin, eliminating toxins. This technique is done in particular on large muscles
where there is mass to grasp.

Pressure points:  First of all, you must spot the small knots
that are perceptible to the touch and sensitive to the pressure. Using your
index or middle finger, press and compress them against the bone below. These
pressure points can also be done using rollers, sticks or massage rollers,
especially on long muscles.

Smoothing:

Used in surface
or depth, smoothing aims to improve joint and muscle mobility but reduces
explosiveness. This technique is therefore not recommended before a sporting
effort. Using your hand or thumbs, stretch the muscle from one end to the
other.

Percussions:

Often practiced
on tight muscles or locked pelvis, this technique consists in performing rapid
rhythmic movements with both hands (often the edge of the hands), repeatedly.
It helps tone the tissues and improve blood circulation. Before exercise or
between two exercises, it can facilitate muscle awakening and energize the body
as a whole.