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The benefits of sports and deep tissue massage

The benefits towards massage on a human body is vast, there are hundreds of benefits all ranging from different aspects and systems within the body depending on the type of massage given.

The Liverpool Sports Clinic have discussed the benefits of sports and deep tissue massage. Regular sports and deep tissue massage benefits the body physically, psychologically and biomechanically. The below three sub categories are the most stimulated due to massage application.

Benefits of each component are as follows;

Physical

  • Changes in tissue and organs
  • Increase blood flow
  • Increase in skin blood circulation
  • Increase relaxation
  • Decrease in stress

Psychological

  • Increase in relaxation
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Increase perception of recovery
  • Increases the relationship between body and mind

Biomechanics

  • Mechanical pressure on tissues
  • Decrease in tissue adhesion
  • Increase in muscle compliance
  • Increase range of motion
  • Decrease in passive stiffness
  • Decrease active stiffness
  • Increases muscle excitability

As it is seen above when massage is applied the body reacts in many different ways it isn’t just for relaxation purposes. With different techniques and pressures it stimulates the body in various ways to optimally aid daily living and optimize patient's full potential wanting all of this pain free and with increased muscle extensibility.

Massage is a very effective conservative treatment. It eliminates the dangers and abuse drugs may have on your body through a kinaesthetic feeling and how touch and tissue manipulation enhances bodily functioning without the aid of drugs as an alternative.  Massage is used alongside other techniques and treatments to benefit people suffering from a wide range of medical conditions and problems.

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