It is a form of therapy developed with the purpose of treating athletes, to prevent future injury and muscle or articulatory damage, to improve general fitness and to speed up the post-traumatic or post-surgery recovery process. It is also recommended for those who follow an intense training programme, without being professional atheltes.
Sports massage means applying massage techniques creatively and intuitively to improve sports performance. Sports massage includes all massage techniques and procedures which can help improve the physical shape of the athlete, to reduce fatigue and to treat various lesions occurring from sports injuries.
Before and during competitions, the massage can boost the initial condition of the athlete and it is applied before the competition through specific procedures personalized for each subject; it helps the athlete adjust to the new conditions, avoiding a state of apathy, by applying more energetic massage procedures.
If the athlete is under stress at the beginning of the competition, the massage must calm and soothe the anxiousness while relaxing and decontracting the muscles. The massage can be slightly energetic to help maintain a specific physical condition.
Sports massage is used for the following pathological conditions: damage to the peripheral soft tissues, muscle and tendon lesions, osteo-articulatory injuries, conditions of the peripheral nerves. Also, sports massage prevents injuries in the following situations: overtraining, before and during competitions, during medical recovery.
- It provides passive physical exercise for atrophied muscles;
- Relaxes injured or overworked muscles;
- Reduces spasms and cramps;
- Increases flexibility in the joints;
- Shortens recovery time, helps prepare for intense training and eliminates future pain in athletes;
- Speeds up recovery.
- Carthamus Tinctorius oil (Oil from sallflower seeds): nourishing, fortifying;
- Vitis Vinifera oil (grape seeds oil): revitalizing, hydrating;
- Essential eucalyptus oil – analgesic, decongestant, anti-neuralgic, detoxifying;
- Cinnamomum Camphora (camphor) – muscle anti-inflammatory, diuretic;
- Essential oil of Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender): calming, relaxing;
- Essential oil of Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary): analgesic, tonic, stimulant, strengthening;
- Essential grapefruit oil: Stimulates lymphatic drainage, tonic, and astringent, comforting, refreshing
- Olive oil;
- Sesame seeds oil;
- Arnica oil.
Also known as: Manual therapy – Sports massage therapy Duration of therapy : between 60 and 90 minutes, up to 120 minutes in advanced pathological conditions