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Sports Massage For Muscle Performance



Do you find that your sports, exercise and training have been plateauing? That your speed, timing, distance, strength seems same-same?

It could be that your muscles are not in their most optimum tip-top conditions. Muscles work best when they're relaxed, rested and at optimal lengths. If they're not relaxed, fatigued or shortened - they cannot work well.

More on that below.

direct Muscle Impact on sports and training Performance

For football/soccer players who have tight hamstrings, you may not realize it but your full built-up speed may be limited and less than it could be because you may have tight hamstrings that shorten your strides.

You may have to take 4-5 strides to get to a ball and someone who is of the same height as you but with optimal length muscles may need just 3-4 strides to get there. That is a big difference in performance and outcomes.

Or someone who plays basketball - same thing. Your opponent may take less 1 stride to reach the basketball, even though starting at the same distance as you - this may mean a win or lose to any games.

Or even if you're a regular non-sporty person, you may find that you take 30 minutes to walk to a location but your friend/spouse/children may take 15-20 minutes.

These example can applied to anyone in sports, including running, cycling, swimming, hockey, basketball etc - your tight/shortened muscles may be the main thing that holds back your performance.

regular Sports Massage for optimal muscle performance

On your own, you are recommended to do regular deep stretching to stretch out tight

  • muscles
  • joints

However, we recommend all our active/sports patients and even more sedentary patients to go for regular sports and deep tissue massage (which is very different from the "regular spa massages")

Reason being is that our muscles isn't "just muscles" - every muscle is part of a complex structure and system of connected and related structures such as:

  • skin
  • muscles
  • nerves
  • veins and arteries (vessels)
  • fascia
  • connective tissue

We have to combine different approaches and technique to improve the function as a whole, which:

  1. increases circulation to-and-from the muscles, accelerating recovery
  2. breakdown those tight myofascial knots that not only shorten but also tighten muscles
  3. improve circulation outside the muscles eg lymph, interstitial etc
  4. loosen any scar tissues and adhesions that limit/decrease movements

a nice side benefit of healthy, relaxed and optimal-length muscles is that there is significant less risk of muscle micro-tears or worse, part or full length tears.

Book regular sports and deep tissue massage with us today - your body (and movement) will thank you for it.



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DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired , tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime. It also helps prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and future ruptures), and increases muscle performance. When done regularly it will keeps your muscles and you healthy and fit and have body/movement-confidence.

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You can expect better fat loss and muscle gain, have reduced risks of injury, establish effective exercise and health habits as well as overcome those annoying "flatline plateus" to breakthrough to your next level of fitness and weight loss.

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

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