Many people would agree a massage is good for you but are unable to answer this question.
How does it help me?
Here are a few brief points about why Remedial Massage and Myotherapy treatments can help you:
Improve physical performance by helping loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak muscles.
Aid recovery by flushing waste products from exercised muscles.
Prevent injuries by reducing muscle tightness, improve neuromuscular activation and therefore increase joint range of motion and flexibility and assist joints moving more congruently.
Reduce stress by having some “down time”. Whilst you are having this down time the neuromuscular communication between the central and peripheral nervous system and muscles is stimulated helping you focus before performance.
Treat and manage chronic pain such as neck, shoulder and back pain by stimulating fluid flow and reducing stiffness in muscles and joints.
Improve posture by reducing muscle tension and addressing muscle imbalance.
As you can see, massage is about preventative treatment. It can assist you achieve your goal, whether it is to perform to the best of your ability, prevent injury from your favourite game, or having a life without chronic pain.
The best thing about massage is these things happen whilst you are on the massage table!!
At Performance Medicine, we provide Myotherapy / Remedial massage so contact us for your next appointment!