Regular massage treatment promotes optimal functioning of some of the physiological, psychological and neurological aspects of the body. It can help an individual improve and/or maintain range of movement and muscle flexibility, stimulate circulation, aid relaxation and psychological benefits, relieve tension within the muscle tissue, reduce pain and prevent the manifestation of injury.
Pre-event massage can supplement an athlete’s warm up and help with circulation, decreasing mental and muscle tension prior to competing to ensure both the mind and body are prepared for activity. Post-event massage reduces muscular spasm and metabolic build-up after a lot of exercise to facilitate full recovery of the tissues.
Muscle cramps, tears, and aches can occur even when preventative measures are taken. Remedial massage and complementary therapies can decrease muscular discomfort and promote healing of the tissue.