Relax your sore muscles
Sports massage can spot an injury or a strained muscle faster and help an individual/sportsman recover at a much better pace. Even when your muscles are not used to workouts and you feel pain once you start exercising, a simultaneous sports massage with right pressure can be a great help to open the clogged tissues so that the adaptation becomes easier.
"Sports Massage is a preventive therapy and is applicable for all – from an athlete to a not so active individual. All the massage moves in this deep tissue therapy are based on Taichi – credited as effective treatment for relieving pain and uses energy rather than force. We as sports massage specialists are practitioners and also do psychotherapy along with massage to understand the issues of the patient and assist in recovery of the affected muscle, symptomatically," said Mel Cash, the founder and principal tutor of the London School of Sports Massage with over 30 years of teaching experience.
We can say good pain is vital for sports massage as it is used on a therapeutic level. And hence, the therapists at The Imperial Spa are highly trained in fitness/sports massage to understand the needs of the resident guests and apply pressure and pain as per their physical issues. They use the right amount of strength and control to make the recovery faster and smoother. With regular sessions, the international and domestic guests who stay at The Imperial feel healed to a great extent and come back for more sessions.
Sports massage also addresses lifestyle issues of posture, back pain and neck pain in a substantial way. When we sit for long hours our abdominal muscles are used inefficiently which leads to tightening of back muscles and eventually causes back pain. Massage helps in evading the symptoms but along with that posture and lifestyle changes are also a must which includes reducing weight and increasing mobility. Even for neck pain, sports massage tears the symptoms and relives any unpleasant tension and pain.
"I would suggest that one should also focus on strengthening the abdominal muscles in the right manner to increase their core stability for supporting the back but beware, too much strengthening and tightening can cause trouble. For instance, in men with a six-pack abs, it can lead to breathing issues and in women with tight pelvic muscles formed due to excessive Pilates, can cause urinary incontinence. So, everything should be in balance to create a better quality of life," explained Mel.