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Questions to Ask A Sports Massage Therapist

Andrew James Healing Centre
Questions to Ask A Sports Massage Therapist

Do you need a good sports massage therapy treatment? It’s a great way to address muscle and joint issues related to sports. But there are a few key questions to ask before you have a treatment to make sure they are the most suitable practitioner for you.

Is Sports Massage Only For The Sorts Enthusiast?

Not at all! Yes, Sports Massage therapy is mainly used to help athletes overcome injuries or other conditions as well as help you to maintain fitness and optimal physical condition. However, there are no hard and fast rules about who can benefit from these treatments. Injuries, for example, can be sustained through normal activities and if so, a practitioner offering sports massage in Sydney will be a good place to start. So, even if you are not a sports enthusiast, you most certainly can enjoy the benefits of a sports massage.

How Sports Massage Treats Injuries?

Sports massage may help when you have sustained an injury. Sports massage may help with the healing of local tissue, helping healthy and pliable scar tissue to form rather than tough and inflexible scar tissue that is often produced in amounts way over that which is needed by the body. It is important to help encourage a maximum range of motion of joints and tissue flexibility. In short, when you have a sports massage treatment, it may help you in the following ways.

  • Reduces the time taken for recovery from injury
  • It helps reduction of oedema and swelling
  • Helps in the formation of soft, pliable scar tissue
  • Increases and maintains the motion range
  • Helps reduce splinting in the muscular tissues
  • It locates and deactivates the trigger points

How Frequently Should I Get a Sports Massage?

It depends upon your lifestyle and the nature and severity of the injury you have sustained. If you have any chronic pain or if you have sustained any acute injury then once or twice a week may suffice. If you are leading a more sedentary lifestyle with issues in your back, neck or shoulders then once a week or once in a fortnight massage session will suffice. This is just a guide to give you a bit of an idea.

Is it Painful?  

Quality sports massage from a sports massage therapist in Sydney is usually not painful but it may feel a bit uncomfortable at times, depending on what is being treated. With the manipulation of the tissues and muscles, there is often redness and various sensations that most people would describe as pleasant.

So there we have - some questions to ask about sports massage.

Andrew James Healing Centre
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