Sports massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain
in certain parts of the body, which can be caused by too much physical stress. Sports massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Prevention
Sports massage therapy can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, delayed soreness typically begins to develop 12 to 24 hours after the exercise has been performed. DOMS may produce the greatest pain between 24 and 72 hours after the exercise has been performed. Sports massage prevents delayed onset muscle soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body, preventing muscle fatigue. If you work out regularly sports massage is a must for you.
Stress and Pain Reduction
Sports massage therapy can help manage stress. When a we receive a sports massage, our body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins. According to American Spa, endorphins are released by two centers of the brain known as the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, and they act as the body's natural pain reliever. Endorphins that are released due to receiving a sports massage help to improve mood, decrease anxiety, provide pain relief and enhance a person's state of well-being.