Chiropractic And Sports Massage

What Is Sports Massage? 

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person who is engaged in regular physical activity.

It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

It is intended to improve performance, reduce fatigue, release muscular tension, improve flexibility, and reduce the likelihood of injury.

Sports massage is also an invaluable tool in experiencing long lasting recovering from sports related injuries.

What About Deep Tissue Massage?

A deep tissue massage is perfectly explained by its name. The pressure is adjusted to manipulate the deeper tissue layers in the body. This is a job for a specially trained sports massage therapist or deep tissue massage chiropractor. A sport massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue (muscle) in order to prevent or improve sports injuries.

Is Sports Massage Different From Relaxation Massage?

Sports massage differs from relaxation massage in many ways. Where relaxation massage is intended to relax the body and improve circulation, pre- and post-event sports massage is intended to relieve muscular tension while energizing and invigorating those some muscle groups.

Sports massage is used to address the specific needs of athletes and incorporates many different massage modalities from Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy to Facilitated Stretching.

Will It Be Painful?

When you do get a treatment for your muscles, those that are short and tight will be painful because they cannot squish, stretch or move under your therapists' pressure, which then causes you pain. Deep tissue or sports massages shouldn't be painful if your muscles are completely supple and relaxed.

What Are The Benefits?

The increased and enhanced blood circulation helps to relieve muscle tension, reduce soreness and make for a faster recovery.

Then, the relaxed muscles can experience an increase in range of motion and flexibility as explained in a study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

Some feel the benefits of a deep tissue massage in minimizing lower back pain, releasing tension in a stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper back, or loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs.

A sports massage therapist may not be able to penetrate the deep layers of muscle and soft tissue in the first session.

The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Why Chiropractic And Sports Massage?

A good sports massage chiropractic knows that lasting recovery from physical injury is accomplished through an approach that considers more than just short-term relief, but an individualized plan for effective and long-term recovery.

The best way to accomplish this goal is through four phases of care.

Palliative - Procedures like spinal adjustment and/or soft tissue therapy help address and alleviate a patient's initial pain.

Restorative - Therapy administered once initial pain or discomfort is reduced. Mechanical correction of the spine and its associated extremities is accomplished through different Chiropractic techniques.

Soft tissue therapy and/or spinal adjusting restores motion and flexibility, which adds greatly to recovery.

Motor Control Training/Strengthening - Strengthening, once a patient is out of pain and able to function and move better, the muscles and soft tissue structures surrounding the spine and other joints in the body needs strengthening. This helps prevent future dysfunctions that can cause pain to return.

Wellness - Progressive rehab exercises, spinal adjustments or spinal manipulation, and proper patient education to maintain long-term health and wellness.

What Is Done During Sports Therapy?

A combination of chiropractic and targeted massage is the best approach to relieving musculoskeletal pain. Unlike general massage, a sports injury specialist provides muscular therapy and specific massage, custom tailored to match an injury and physical condition.

The result is increased blood circulation, reduced swelling, relaxed muscles, relief of muscle pain and spasm, and a recovery and range of motion.

How Can Chiropractic Help Me?

No matter who you are, regular Gonstead chiropractic Malaysia treatment and care makes an obvious difference in performance and overall well-being. The Gonstead chiropractic technique is practiced in a Gonstead chiropractic clinic.

Best chiropractic Malaysia treatment allows you to replace medications that can slow you down for a more lasting path to a pain-free life. This is accomplished by using Gonstead chiropractic adjustment to :

Reducing inflammatory cytokines

Boosting your immune system

Enhancing pulmonary function

Decreasing mental and oxidative stress

Relieving muscle tension

Naturally increasing your energy level 

These are some of the problems that chiropractors treat

The Gonstead chiropractor Malaysia is also a spine specialist in Penang who is able to identify the cause of your pain and symptoms to treat it efficiently. 

How Does Sports Massage Benefit Athletes?

Sports massage reduces the likelihood of sports injuries and assists in recovery when an injury has occurred. The injury could be causing you back pain or shoulder pain. 

These are the top 10 reasons for back pain and top 10 shoulder pain causes

Sports massage improves workout recovery time, reduces physical and mental stress and helps maintain an optimal body condition and top performance. 

Will Sports Massage Help With Injuries?

Yes. Sports Massage has been shown to reduce injury recovery time and improve outcomes. Sports Massage helps reduce pain and swelling from soft tissue injuries. 

It improves circulation to the injured area and promotes faster healing. It helps maintain and increase the range of motion and helps minimize scarring. 

When applied to old injuries, it can improve strength and flexibility and help mobilize and soften old scars.

Is Sports Massage Only For Athletes?

No. Sports massage is appropriate for many people, from construction workers to those working assembly line jobs to office workers.

Sports massage and chiropractic treatment are used to treat sports injuries suffered by athletes and normal folks. 

Click here to see the top 10 most common sports injuries that affect people worldwide.   

Make an appointment with our certified chiropractor for a sports massage Penang treatment.