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Effect of Sports Massage on Athlete Performance and Recovery

  • Pre-event and post-event sports massage must be incorporated into an athlete's or sportsperson's training and preparation. Whether they are professional athletes or amateurs looking to improve their conditioning and performance through high-intensity exercise, full body massage is necessary. Instead of waiting until it's too late and relying on deep tissue massage for injury rehabilitation.

    • Pre Event Massage- A pre-event massage normally lasts no longer than 10 to 15 minutes and is given on the day of the event. Sports psychology is critical during this time, and the therapist should speak to the player positively and encouragingly while administering the massage. As encouraging as the massage can be, telling athletes that their muscles feel fantastic and that they appear well prepared for competition. If athletes appear worried, the therapist can urge them to chat to help them relax, but they should avoid talking badly about themselves or the competition.
    • Inter-competition massage- It helps to swiftly restore energy levels, balance psycho-emotional conditions, prevent damage, cramps, spasms, and treat pain in cases of micro-trauma or persistent difficulties. The length of a massage session might range from 1 to 2 minutes to 15 to 20 minutes.
    • After-Event Massage- It is given right after the event or competition. Sports massage in Dubai is used after an athletic event to help with muscle pain and cramps, as well as a quicker return to training. A post-event massage helps athletes recover from their activity by flushing out lactic acid buildup, reducing post-exercise discomfort, and re-establishing range of motion and blood flow to tight muscles.