Whilst many people have most likely enjoyed a relaxing massage whilst at a spa, at some point in their lives, a sports massage is a different thing entirely.
A sports massage, sometimes referred to as a deep tissue massage, does more than just leave the recipient with a feeling of relaxation; it is a healing experience which is more medicinal than a standard massage.
Sports massages, as the name suggests, are common with all kinds of athletes who compete in a variety of sports. Sports massages allow athletes to prepare their body before major events, are used to help them recover after events, and can aid the body in the event of an injury, whilst simultaneously reducing the chance of an athlete sustaining an injury.
If you’ve never experienced a sports massage before it is extremely vigorous and works to target the deep layers of muscles and connective tissue in the body. It can help with a variety of ailments and problems such as:
- Improving joint mobility
- Reduce swelling
- Easing muscle tension
- Improving flexibility
- Breaking down scar tissue
- Removing toxins
Chronic issues such as stiffness, tightness and soreness in specific areas of the body can also be tackled through sports massage.
However, not just any masseuse can give these kinds of massages. Specific training and qualifications need to be undertaken to be able to properly and safely deliver sports massages.
Our Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is perfect for those looking to begin a career in sports massage therapy as either an employed or self-employed sports massage therapist. Massage is such an important of health and wellbeing and can do wonders for the mind, body and soul. To find out more about this course, or any of our other personal training courses, contact us at fitness Training Solutions today.