What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a type of massage therapy that goes beyond traditional massages. It is a practice that involves a variety of techniques, such as deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage therapy, trigger point therapy, and stretching exercises.

While its name might suggest exclusivity to athletes, sports massages are becoming increasingly popular among office workers and the elderly due to its ability to alleviate muscle stiffness, reduce stress, and improve mobility.

The benefits of sports massage extend far beyond mere relaxation. Sports massages targets specific muscles and tissues to reduce tightness and release, thereby improving your overall well-being.

At Core Fitness, we provide sport massages to complement our Private Pilates and Physiotherapy services, allowing you to achieve a mobile and pain-free life. Whether you’re an office worker dealing with the daily demands of work or an elderly individual looking to maintain your mobility and manage chronic pain, regular sports massage sessions can help improve your sleep patterns, increase your energy levels, and enhance your quality of life.

When Should You Get It?

You may get a session at any point in time, especially if you need help with:

  • Recurring Pain or Discomfort: Sports massages can help with chronic pain or discomfort in areas such as the back, neck, or wrists.

  • Improving Mobility and Flexibility: Sports massages can help in improving range of motion, which is crucial for daily activities.

  • Stress and Anxiety Relief: Sports massage can aid in reducing stress, promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality.

  • Periodic Maintenance: Even without specific issues, getting a sports massage every few months can help in maintaining muscle health, improving posture, and preventing potential problems.

What to Expect During the Session?

During the session, our massage therapist will use a variety of techniques to massage the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These techniques may include:

  • Effleurage: This is a light, stroking technique that is used to warm up the muscles and improve circulation.

  • Petrissage: This is a kneading technique that is used to release muscle tension and spasms.

  • Stripping: This is a deep-tissue technique that is used to break down muscle adhesions and scar tissue.

  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy: This is a specialised form of massage therapy that aims to stimulate the flow of lymph, a fluid that contains white blood cells and is crucial for the immune system.

  • Trigger Point Therapy: This is a technique that is used to release trigger points, which are small, painful knots in the muscle fibers.

How to find a Qualified Sports Massage Therapist in Singapore?

When looking for a therapeutic massage therapist, it is important to find someone who is experienced and understands the therapeuic effects of massage therapy.

  • Release of the tension around muscles that are stressed or overused

  • Enhanced flexibility and performance

  • Removal of lactic acid and other waste products

  • Accelerated muscle recovery

  • Reduced discomfort from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

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