Sports Massage Before or After a Workout?

By August 22, 2022News
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About Sports Massage

Sports massage is one of the most popular massage treatments amongst the physically active. The reason for this is that the deep tissue massage techniques used can decrease the soreness of muscles and relieve any pain or tension caused by sporting injuries.

Some common benefits of sports massage include increased mobility, stress relief, improved posture, and lowered blood pressure.

As sports massage is popular amongst many gym regulars, a common question is whether to have a sports massage before or after a workout.

Before or after a Workout?

As deep relaxation and de-stress happens after a sports massage, we recommend that the best time for your treatment would be straight after a workout at the gym. There’s no better way to unwind and prepare yourself for a fantastic night’s sleep than through having a sports massage.

Sports massage is known to aid healing and recovery following your training; therefore, it makes more sense to have a good recovery-focused massage post-workout. Tackling your recovery straight away with a sports massage can reduce the level of discomfort you may feel from training and reduce the intensity of any injuries occurred after your workout.

What is PMSM?

Post massage soreness and malaise is a common side effect of sports massage therapy. PMSM occurs when the deep tissue massage techniques used, removes a build-up of lactic acid (also known as a muscle ‘knot’) caused by strenuous exercise. We always recommend our clients drink plenty of water before and after their treatment to reduce their symptoms.

To get the most out of your massage we also recommend that you avoid heavy meals before your treatment and stick to light snacks such as protein shakes and fruit.

Where can I book a sports massage?

If you’re an extremely active person there’s no limit as to how many times you can visit us, most people will look to have a sports massage weekly or fortnightly to make the most of the benefits.

The top benefits of regular sports massage therapy include:

  • Stress relief and relaxation
  • Improved well-being and boosted immunity
  • Injury prevention
  • Injury healing
  • Increased workout recovery

At Olive Massage we are highly trained in targeting specific areas of the body where there’s any pain or discomfort. We tailor every massage to your individual needs and requirements and request that you fill in a consultation form before your appointment. Ensuring your safety is Olive Massage’s main concern, before, during, and after your treatment.

We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our clients and love to see the improvements we make to our client’s health & wellbeing.

All our staff are passionate about massage therapy and making sure you receive the best service possible.

You can book into any of our treatment rooms for a Sports Massage in Leeds, or Wakefield today.

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