Sports Massage in Coogee
Sports Massage is utilised by athletes to prepare for or recover from a performance. Generally, sports massage techniques are more vigorous than those utilised in a relaxation massage. A sports massage doesn’t need to be painful in order for it to assist with your preparation or recovery from an athletic or physical performance. However, many athletes prefer a heavier input that borders on being painful.
Generally speaking, it makes sense to avoid very heavy, painful massage in the 1-2 days leading up to a performance. We recommend tending towards massage that is heavy, but that doesn’t feel like torture. While it often won’t be enjoyable, a sports massage, particularly in the lead up to an event, shouldn’t be something you have to endure. There seems to be a sweetspot for most people, where the pressure of the massage into a problem area elicits what many refer to as “a good pain”. This is the feeling we want to achieve during a sports massage.
The same principles apply in the days following a performance. Generally however, we can get away with pushing a bit harder as we don’t have to worry about the influence of post treatment soreness on your performance (as we do for pre-performance sports massage).
You don’t need to be a superstar athlete to have a sports massage. If you’re a recreational runner, touch footy player, or love to go for long walks, or play golf, you will probably find that your preferred recreational activity is easier and more enjoyable to perform if you integrate a regular massage into your routine.
For more information please contact us at the clinic on 9665 9667.