Sports massage – as the name implies – was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries caused by too much physical activity.
Not just for sportsmen and sportswomen…
But the benefits of sports massage need not be confined just to sportsmen and sportswomen; all the non-athletes amongst us can gain just as much from these therapies, as they help on both physiological and psychological levels.
If you complete rigorous physical exercise, you can fall prey to delayed onset muscle soreness (known as DOMS). This delayed soreness typically begins between 12 and 24 hours after exercise – and can show itself for up to 72 hours. Sports massage therapy helps reduce this delayed soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout your body, and thus prevents muscle fatigue.
When you receive your sports massage, your body releases endorphins (known as your body’s natural pain relievers). These endorphins not only provide pain relief: they also help to decrease anxiety, improve your mood and generally contribute to your state of well-being.
So, whether or not you participate in sporting pursuits, you can draw real benefits from a sports massage delivered by a skilled Essential Thyme therapist…
Typical therapy times: 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes