Massage can be an essential part of the recovery routine. Massage helps athletes to train more effectively, improve performance, prevent injury and recovery quickly.
A wide range of massage techniques involve manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues in the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons to enhance function and improve recovery. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio provide massage therapy services for improved recovery as a part of treatment.
When can massage be used to improve recovery?
Massage to improve recovery can be used:
Massage can be used to help improve recovery post event. Massage can be used after exercise to help alleviate stress and tension which can build up in the body's soft tissues during activity. Massage encourages recovery from strenuous exercise or muscular injuries. Massage improves blood flow which can assist healing to damaged and affected areas. Minor injuries and lesions can be repaired quickly and effectively.
Massage as part of a training programme can help improve recovery and allow continuation of training. Massage helps to maintain healthy muscles, reduce the risk of injury and improve recovery throughout a training programme. Regular strenuous exercise can have a physical effect on the body if healthy muscles are not maintained. Post exercise can leave muscles feel tight, painful and weak. Weaker muscles are not able to function at their full potential and hold back further participation in sport. Massage can quickly decongest and improve the condition of the muscle and alleviate symptoms.
Massage can help improve recovery for chronic pain. Massage can provide relief for people who suffer from chronic pain either due to injury or a long term illness. Massage can increase blood flow to an affected area, loosen tight muscles and restore range of movement. Massage also stimulates the body's natural pain killer, masking pain, improving mood and reducing anxiety and stress.
Massage is a beneficial treatment used to improve recovery after injury. Massage can help treat the healing of the body's soft tissues and help facilitate movement recovery. Massage improves blood circulation, oxygen and nutrients to affected areas to become more flexible and to heal at a faster rate. Massage aids pain relief and allows injuries to be rehabilitated back to normal state.
How does massage help to improve recovery?
Massage helps to improve recovery is many ways. Massage helps to improve recovery by increasing blood circulation, removing waste products and breaking down scar tissue.
Massage helps to increase recovery by increasing blood circulation. Increased blood circulation allows more nutrients and oxygen to be delivered to an affected area. Massage assists damaged cells to repair and heal. After massage the body responds to an increase in mitochondria development. Mitochondria is responsible for cell growth and energy production. The lifting movement of the muscles produces a response in cellular level. Massage allows the healing process to be quickened and recovery to be improved.
Massage helps improve recovery by the removing waste products out of the muscles. The effect of massage leads to the removal of waste products and better cell nutrition. Massage activates the lymphatic system in the body. The lymphatic system is responsible for flushing out waste products naturally. An increase of drainage of waste products out of the muscles allows a quicker recovery.
Massage also helps to improve recovery by breaking down scar tissue. Massage helps the body recover from strenuous exercise and facilities the rehabilitation phase. After injury, scar tissue forms as part of the healing process of soft tissues. Scar tissue is rigid fibrous connective tissue. When scar tissue is formed it can restrict movement and flexibility. Massage can be used to break down scar tissue and realign the muscle fibres back into normal form. Realignment of muscle fibres increases recovery of muscle tissues and restores movement.
What are the benefits of receiving a massage to improve recovery?
Massage to improve recovery has many benefits. The benefits of massage for improved recovery include:
One benefit of improved recovery is pain relief. Massage helps to reduce pain by providing muscle relaxation, interrupting pain cycle and stimulating hormones. Massage can increase the recovery time after injury and reduce pain. Massage increases temperature of the soft tissues promoting muscle relaxation. Muscle relaxation decreases muscle tension and tightness. A decrease in tightness and an increase of blood circulation reduces the feeling of pain.
Massage also helps to increase range of movement. When recovery is improved range of movement can be restored. Massage helps increase range of movement by increasing temperature of the soft tissues and increasing tissue elasticity. Massage increases temperature so that muscles relax. Massage increases tissue elasticity by stretching and elongating muscle fibres so there length of movement is increased.
Massage helps to reduce tension. Massage helps reduce tension by increase temperature and blood circulation to the muscles. Tension build up can restrict blood flow through the muscles. Massage can help increase the blood circulation so that muscle tone is decreased and tension is reduced.
The benefit of massage to improve recovery is muscle relaxation. When injury has occurred muscles around the area tighten and can produce pain. When recovery is improved massage help muscles relax by increasing temperature and blood circulation.
Massage is an important contribution to the body's recovery routine after exercise or injury. Massage can reduce the chance of injury by releasing tension, soreness and stiffness produced by exercise. Massage can also assist in the recovery of injury by improving blood flow which can assist healing to damaged and affected areas. Minor injuries and lesions can be repaired quickly and effectively. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio provide massage therapy services for improved recovery as a part of treatment.
How can I arrange a massage to improve recovery?
To arrange a massage to improve recovery at Manchester Physio, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 883 0077.