IS A PRE/POST EVENT MASSAGE RIGHT FOR YOU?
BENEFITS OF PRE-EVENT MASSAGE
Pre-event massage treatments are generally short and invigorating designed to prepare the partaker for high-intensity or long-duration activities.
The main purpose of a pre-event massage is to stimulate, energise and loosen skeletal muscles without decreasing the partaker's psychological focus or causing any significant physiological changes.
As a therapist, our aim is to achieve any combination of the foloowing benefits:
Increase circulation, flexibility as well as mental clarity in order to improve our clients performance.
Relax our client where excess nervousness or excitability is present.
Stimulate the sympathetic response that will help increase the oxygen uptake at a cellular level and therefore delaying the onset of lactic acid accumulation.
To increase muscle temperature, pliability and generally prepare our client for stretching in order to compliment their usual warm up routine.
Intra-event massages are designed to reduce the likeliness of muscle tightening and cramps.
BENEFITS OF POST-EVENT MASSAGE
Post-event massage can vary in length of time but are generally used to aid recovery following any strenuous activities that have been untaken. The purpose of the post-event massage is to help decrease muscle tone and to help restore a normal range of movement.
The delivery of a post-event massage is designed to improve circulation and aid the removal of lactic acid and other metabolic waste products from the muscles thereby promoting faster recovery after activity.
Post-event massage has also shown to:
Reduce the stiffness and soreness associated with intense physical activities - also known as DOMS, delayed onset muscles soreness.
Facilitate a faster return to training and/or other competitions.
Help partakers to unwind from any mental demands they experienced before or during the event.