Pre and Post Event Sports Massage
Kay regularly offers pre and post sports massage at events.
A pre-event massage is a short, specific treatment given immediately before (30 minutes- 24 hours before) a sports event. The goal of massage is to increase your circulation, flexibility and mental clarity to improve your performance.
A pre-event sports massage does not replace your warm up, but complements it. It is also useful to assess your athletic condition and needs well prior to the event. The pre-event massage is not the time and place to be performing deep or remedial treatment.
Factors such as temperature, anxiety, fatigue and hyperactivity are considered before your massage treatment. If you are cold, then more warming things need to be done. If are already warmed up, your treatment will focus on flexibility and movement. If you are nervous some soothing strokes may be called for. As you can see, the pre-event sports massage will vary depending upon you and your chosen sport.
Quick recovery is the primary purpose of post-event sports massage. Athletes push themselves harder during an event than while training. It's your competitive spirit pushing you to the limit. For example, during a marathon most athletes run a greater distance during the event than they've ever run during their training. A massage afterward is vital to assist a hasty pain-free recovery.
The massage will aim to relax your muscle tone, improve your recovery circulation, and restore your flexibility. This allows for a quicker recovery and your prompt return to training without the usual stiffness and soreness.
Post-event massage can also be that first assessment for potential injuries, and more serious medical conditions (heat exhaustion or hypothermia), which may be identified early and treated promptly.
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