So, you've been told to ice your injury - big deal, how's that gonna help? Ice is a little miracle worker when it come to healing, here's why: • Pain reduction.
• Decreases swelling.
• Localises inflammation.
• Lowers the temperature. • Constricts blood vessels - keeping secondary injuries such as bruising to a minimum. Use a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas (wrapped up in a cloth), cooling sprays are very popular but don't penetrate any further than the skin - avoid th
Short answer - No! Although it contains the word ‘sports’ it’s not just for sporty types. Sports massage is specific, focussing on one area and isolating individual muscle groups. It is remedial (aiming to fix a particuar problem). The massage is deep and is performed in a more clinical environment than a swedish massage. Most of us have experienced muscle soreness in some form after exercise, but most people suffer pain resulting from the repitive day to day activities that
Sports massage is an effective and beneficial form of physical therapy for a range of people; those who are physically active, those who may have had a soft tissue injury, those seeking relief from muscle tension and those who would like to maintain healthy muscles - so that's everyone! Other benefits include: Pain relief Decreases DOMS (delayed onset muscle sorness) post exercise Improves blood flow Improves flexibility and range of movement Removal of toxins from the body i