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What is Sports Massage?

The sports massage is a massage therapy which is given to the athletes. This kind of massage focuses on the part of muscles that have experienced a large amount of stress. Such muscles are the muscles that have experienced repetitive and aggressive movements during the sports or competition.

People have started considering the sports massage as an overall regime for the training of an athlete. Sports massage is extremely helpful for the athletes. According to a 2010 study in America, it was found that the athletes who experienced massage before and after the training saw a decrease in soreness after the competition.

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The hard and difficult training sessions of athletes often lead them to muscle rigidity. Sports massage can help them relax and bring back the flexibility of the muscles. If done before the competition, it helps in improving the performance. The sports exercise is so rigid that it makes the body stressful. This often leads to injury. So, it is very important for an athlete to keep proper care of the body. Sports massage helps to prevent stress and injuries. It increases blood flow and lymph fluid that heals the body naturally. It also reduces swelling and inflammation associated with activities.

Sports massage relaxes the body and helps in circulation of the blood into the body. Blood flow into muscles creates new tissue and increased strength and stamina which eventually supplies nutrients to the body. Lactic and uric acids are natural by-products of exercise. This can be reduced with the help of sports massage. For an athlete having a strong mind is equally vital as having a strong body. The body is only as strong as the mind, so having a strong mind that is relaxed and focused is a definite edge in highly competitive sports. A stressed athlete is not nearly as capable as one with a clear mind.

A sports massage techniques include warming-up, relaxation and getting ready for much deeper work. It also incorporates rubbing, compressions, longitudinal and cross-fiber friction as well as tapotement. A specialist can also use methods such as stretching, myocardial as well as soft-tissue release.

Benefits of a sports massage

The sports massage provides physical as well as psychological benefits to an athlete. The physical benefits are as follows.


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Physical benefits

It makes the body flexibility. Massage expands muscle tissues in a multidirectional fashion. This also creates a huge impact on the muscular sheath and around ligament which releases stress and pressures in a much better way.

It increases the life cycle of the tissues. In this massage therapy, it helps the tissue membrane microscopic holes to enlarge and allow essential fluids to enter the body. This releases the waste material like lactic acid solution out of the body and which enhances the oxygen level in the body. Massage improves the circulation of blood to and it also causes vessels of blood to dilate.

Psychological benefits

The combination of stress and waste materials in a muscle could bring about the feeling of pain. Massage reduces this unpleasant feeling, minimize anxiety and get rid of waste products. In addition, it stimulates the release of endorphins.

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Things to keep in mind while taking a Sports Massage

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Understand the type of massage


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Understand the type of massage

 

There are different styles of massage and it is very important to understand the type of massage before signing up for the massage. Some of the massages look exotic but it may feel good when you go through them. For example, the Swedish massage is skin moisturizing and a hot stone massage is soothing.

Schedule your massage beforehand

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Schedule your massage beforehand

 

If it is your first time and you have not been to a massage parlor before then schedule your massage appointment beforehand-- at least a few weeks prior to the massage day. Post- competition massage

The massage after the competition could help an athlete in the speedy recovery. So, it is recommended to undergo a massage after the competition is over. The newbies are recommended to wait for few days for the post-competition massage as their muscles may be too sour after the competition.

Inquire about the therapist

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Inquire about the therapist

 

Vet your therapist in advance. It is even important to inquire about the therapist for those who are going for the massage for the first time. Ask if she is a beginner or an experienced therapist. If she massages people frequently? According to the experts, a massage therapist should be highly experienced as it will eliminate the chances of errors.

Arrive well hydrated

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Arrive well hydrated

 

Dehydration can make the fascia and muscles stiff which leads to a more painful massage. Make sure to inhale adequate amounts of water before hopping on the table. According to Gammal, “Massage does not release or flush out any toxins from the body, which means it won’t dehydrate you. Massage helps with recovery from lactic acid but doesn’t get rid of lactic acid.”

Consume light meal before the massage

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Consume light meal before the massage

 

Prefer to consume the light meal before the spa and keep the heavy meal after the massage. Overeating before the massage may make you feel crappy.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
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Stress relief

The primary motive to give a massage to someone is to make him feel relax. Thus, deep tissue massage also plays the similar role. It helps a person to ease the stress in a healthy manner. In a journal of the National Medical Association, it was observed in 2003 that 60 to 80 percent of people prone to stress visit doctor’s clinic. Stress can damage the mental and then physical health of a person. So, it is very important for a person to stay away from unwanted stress.

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Pain relief

Deep tissue massage also eases the pain. In a research published in an April 2014 issue of Manual Therapy, it was found that deep tissue massage to posterior calf muscles, along with self-stretching exercises can help in the reduction of participants’ pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Additionally, deep tissue massage can also be used for fibromyalgia, tennis elbow or low-back pain, potentially providing some much-needed relief.

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It makes movements flexible

It helps to remove scar tissues and makes it easy for the muscles to move. Scars tissues are formed when the skin is injured or damaged. Such scars sometimes occur deeper in the body. Deep tissue massage is the massage that fixes the scars and heals the skin.

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It can lower blood pressure

Deep tissue massage can also lower the blood pressure. A study published in 2008 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported muscle spasm or strain. In a survey, the blood pressure and heart rate were accessed prior to a 45 to 60-minute deep tissue massage. It was founded that after deep tissue massage, the patient had lower systolic and diastolic pressure, as well as heart rates around 10 beats less per minute.

If you want to offer these benefits to clients, consider becoming trained in deep tissue massage. With it, you can be prepared to better serve athletes, people managing chronic pain, and other specialized populations.

Deep tissue massage helps to relax muscles, increases the flow of blood oxygen in the body. The people who are recovering from accidents and sports injuries are greatly affected by deep tissue massage. It also breaks down scar tissue and knots in the muscles.

SERVICES & PRICING

At our massage therapy center, each massage is customized according to the client’s individual needs as well as the therapist’s own talents and training.

  • Full Body Massage 60 min $69.95
  • Hot Stone Massage 60 min $89.95
  • Full Body Massage 90 min $99.95
  • Hot Stone Massage 90 min $119.95
UPGRADES ->
  • Aromatherapy $10.00
  • Peppermint Scalp $15.00
  • Hot Towel Foot Treatment $15.00
  • Pain Relief Medicine $20.00

Precautions Before Taking Deep Tissue Massage


If you are planning for deep tissue massage, let your therapist know if you:

Are pregnant
Have heart or respiratory problems
Have problems with your joints
Have any skin allergies
Have had surgery recently.
Are recovering from injury

This is also not recommended for people who have acute or long-term mental health problems.

How Much Does Couples Massage Cost?


The price of the spa depends upon the amount of time and amenities. Also, it depends on what kind of spa you want, a regular spa or a private spa. At some spas, the package varies with the amenities such as Champagne.
In short, it provides a comfortable way to introduce a massage to a person who has never experienced a massage therapy before. It gives you an opportunity to spend time with someone you love. You can share a lovely and romantic experience with your partner. Additionally, it relaxes your muscles and relieves you from all kind of tensions and stress. It is a new kind of experience for the couples which renew their relationship and inspire them to get closer.

But, there are various people who are not in the favor of couples massage as many people consider massage as their own private time and they don’t want to share it with anyone, not even with a partner. Many find it distracting to have partners at the spa centers. There are a lot of people who think it is difficult to interact with the therapist in the presence of their partners.

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UPGRADES

At our massage therapy center, each massage is customized according to the client’s individual needs as well as the therapist’s own talents and training.

  • Aromatherapy $10.00
  • Peppermint Scalp $15.00
  • Hot Foot Towel $15.00
  • Pain Relief Medicine $20.00
Book an Appointment

For your convenience, you can book your Shangri-la Massage Spa Therapy or
Miami Body Massage Therapy appointment by text or call us at ( 786-569-4118 )

Call us at ( 786-569-4118 )