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Sports Massage in Sydney CBD

When exercising or playing sports, you need to know that you are performing at your best. The last thing you want is to have your sports or exercise regime interrupted by injury. Sports massage can help you stay in great shape. Not only does it feel fantastic, but sports massage at Motion Health Centre can also enhance your efforts in several ways.

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  • Boosts overall flexibility: Massage expands muscle tissues in a multidirectional manner, both lengthwise and side to side. This action may also have a comparable impact on the muscular sheath and around the ligament, allowing the release of stored pressure and stress.
  • Increases tissues permeability: Massage therapy leads to the tissue membrane’s microscopic holes to enlarge, permitting vital fluids and nutrients to go through a lot more easily. Waste material such as lactic acid solution can be taken out simply. The result is oxygen and nutritional requirements are quickly dispatched to the target muscles, fostering rapid recovery.
  • Improves micro blood flow: Massage enhances the circulation of blood to the targeted muscle tissues in the same manner as exercise. Additionally, massage therapy causes blood vessels to expand which allows fresh air and nutrition to be transported conveniently.
  • Controls pain: The combination of stress and waste materials in a muscle could result in pain. Massage reduces this discomfort due to its ability to reduce anxiety and get rid of waste products. In addition, massage stimulates endorphins release.
  • Promotes relaxation: Therapeutic massage fosters an environment in which blood flow and flexibility are promoted. Massage also can effectively produce feelings of relaxation for athletes.
  • Promotes a better recovery: Research studies regarding perceived fatigue and recovery showed that subjects felt they were not as tired and that they recovered quicker following sports massage. Decreased anxiety, improved mood, better sleep, and enhanced feelings of wellbeing were also noted. According to various studies, sports massage delays the onset of muscle soreness (DOMS).
  • Mitochondrial development: Research has shown that deep-tissue massage following an intense workout actually causes muscles to enlarge and grow new mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of our cells and are responsible for converting nutrients into useful energy. This increase in mitochondria can thereby improve endurance performance by increasing the rate that muscles utilize oxygen.
  • Minimises muscle tension: Muscle tension helps to maintain posture and everyday movements. However, an increase of muscles tension can cause stiffness, pain and restrict movement. High muscle tension is called hypertonia, and, through stress or physical overuse, can make the muscles rigid and stiff. Massage can be an effective treatment to relieve muscle tension symptoms and improve recovery. This can be through increasing the temperature of the soft tissue and increasing blood flow to promote muscle relaxation and allowing the muscles to heal and restore movement.
  • Improves scar tissues: Sports massage mainly focuses on areas containing soft tissues and can vary in pressure depending on personal preference. The breakdown of scar tissue occurs during a sports massage as an increase in temperature of the scar tissue is encouraged. This increase in temperature helps the scar tissue to loosen and be broken down more easily. A variety of techniques are used within a sports massage aiming to breakdown scar tissue, decrease pain and increase relaxation.

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If you’re an athlete, you can benefit from sports massage. Contact our Sydney CBD practice today to book your time!


Sports Massage Sydney CBD NSW | (02) 9934 9979