Introducing the Relax Sports Massage Blog

 

Massage Introduction

Foot MassageI would like to welcome you to my Relax Sports Massage Blog. My goal is not only to provide Information about the services I can Provide but to provide up to date information and articles to improve your sports recovery and sports performance through the use of Massage and Sports Taping.

 

Pre Event Static Stretching

It’s a tradition,so many of us have been told that stretching is a necessity,  ingrained in our heads as we’ve listened to coaches and trainers throughout our fitness lives, but is it true ?

This article will look at  static stretching – that’s the “stretch and hold” type of stretching often used by athletes prior to participating in athletic activity Continue reading “Pre Event Static Stretching”

Contraindications of Massage

Massage therapy has few serious risks — if it is performed by a properly trained therapist and if appropriate cautions are followed. The number of serious injuries reported is very small. Side effects of massage therapy may include temporary pain or discomfort, bruising, swelling and a sensitivity or allergy to massage oils. A contraindication is a situation when massage should not be performed. In the following situations massage may be more detrimental than beneficial and in some cases may cause serious medical problems. Some contraindications will mean NO massage at all, others mean No massage in the affected area. Continue reading “Contraindications of Massage”

Massage Reduces Inflammation

Massage TableResearch Shows How Massage Reduces Inflammation and Promotes Cellular Healing

Massage therapy is commonly used during physical rehabilitation of skeletal muscle to reduce pain and promote recovery from injury. Although there is evidence that massage may relieve pain in injured muscle, there was still the question of how massage affects cellular function. Continue reading “Massage Reduces Inflammation”

Pre Season Injury Prevention

Kicking FootballWith pre-season training about to start for winter sports, now is the perfect time to build a good injury prevention program, to enable your best, injury free performance throughout the season. An athlete is any person that competes in one or more sports involving physical strength, speed, endurance or skill. Despite the different demands for a social athlete compared to an elite athlete; the same principles apply in regards to training, preparation, and injury prevention.  Continue reading “Pre Season Injury Prevention”

Achieve your New Year fitness goals with Sports Massage

New Year Fitness Resolution

It is almost New Years Eve and many will be resolving to get fit in the new year….. it usually starts off well, you have your new gym membership, and the motivation to get started. After completing that first motivating first session after possibly years of no exercise you wake up the following morning, your sore all over and you begin to question is it all worth it ? how do people get through this pain ? Sports massage can help ! Continue reading “Achieve your New Year fitness goals with Sports Massage”