Sports Massage Therapy In Singapore
Sports massage therapy is a game-changer for athletes and sports enthusiasts, offering a multitude of health benefits that go far beyond relaxation. This therapy is a vital tool for optimising performance and accelerating recovery. From reducing muscle tension to improving flexibility and enhancing overall athletic performance, massage therapy is a must-have for those seeking to excel in their respective fields. Discover the transformative power of sports massage therapy and unlock your full athletic potential today!
What is Massage Therapy?
Unlike the massages that are done in wellness or beauty spas, massage therapy in Singapore focuses on the medical aspect of this practice. Performed by a licensed, professional massage therapist, this therapy involves using different pressures, movements and techniques to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues in your body.
Massage therapy can be used to release stress and tension, provide relief from pain symptoms, improve and heal injuries as well as support your overall wellness with the goal of relaxing your nervous system.
When Do You Need Massage Therapy?
If you’ve never had a massage before, you are definitely missing out on one of the joys of life. A therapist would recommend going for a massage at least once a month. However, if you have a medical condition, you should first check with your doctor and have a consultation with a massage therapist on which type of massage would suit you and your injury best. For females who are pregnant, prenatal massage can help alleviate pain and swelling.
Ultimately, whenever you feel tired or just feel like having a massage to ease your pain and tension, just call in and make an appointment.
Sports Massage Techniques
At The Movement Laboratory, we offer massage therapy using a combination of these techniques to relieve pain and tension as well as to aid recovery from injuries. Unlike a massage that you would receive in a spa, our massage therapy is based on our physio’s assessment which focuses on muscle health and recovery.
Massages come in all different techniques and movements to ease pain and tension. Read on to know which type might be the right one for you.
Sports massage is performed to prevent and treat sports-related injuries as well as enhance athletic performance. It is given with the understanding of anatomy, physiology and the demand placed upon the body for specific sports. It is done so that you can return to your activity with the same or better level of function.
Some of the benefits of sports massage therapy include:
- increased joint range of motion,
- increased flexibility,
- decreased muscle tension,
- decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed), and
- decreased muscle spasms.
Soft tissue massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue such as the fascia to alleviate aches, pains and injuries attributed to your body’s soft tissues. It is usually a full-body massage that calms your nervous system down and encourages a relaxed emotional state of mind which can directly impact your muscles.
Some of the benefits of soft tissue massage include:
- aids in relaxing muscles,
- increases blood circulation and lymph flow,
- improves the healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissue,
- reduces the inflammation of joints and heart rate, and
- improves range of motion and joint flexibility.
Deep tissue massage is more focused, targeting deeper muscle tissue structures and connective tissue like the fascia. It uses many of the same techniques and movements as Swedish massage to release chronic muscle tension or knots. Deep tissue massage is effective in helping chronic tightness, scar formation, repetitive strain or regular high-intensity exercises.
A good deep tissue would be able to:
- loosen muscle tissues,
- release toxins from muscles, and
- get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
Fascia is a seamless web of connective tissue covering that connects the muscle, organs and skeletal structures in your body. Injuries, stress, trauma and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. This massage will release the knots in the trigger points, relaxing the contracted tissue and helping reduce pain and flare-ups that are caused by the injury.
Some of the benefits of myofascial trigger point massage include:
- improving your range of motion,
- reducing soreness and helping assist the tissue recovery process,
- helping the body relax overall,
- improving circulation, and
- releasing tension, knots and even stress.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does a massage therapist do?
A massage therapist kneads muscles and other soft tissues in the body to treat or manage a health condition and enhance wellness.
What is massage therapy used for?
Massage therapy is used to release stress and tension, provide relief from pain symptoms, improve and heal injuries as well as support your overall wellness with the goal of relaxing your nervous system.
How often should you get a massage?
A massage therapist would suggest you get a massage every month to treat your aches and pains as well as for general well-being/maintenance.