Sport massage is more than just a treatment for sports related injuries, it can produce remarkable benefits for both professional athletes as well as individuals physically, physiologically and physiologically.
• Motion and Flexibility:
Sports massage is used to relax overly tense muscles and provide additional flexibility, which is especially important when an individual has tight or damaged muscle tissue. This tight or damaged muscle tissue can be as a result of previous injuries or trauma which had a damaging effect on the muscles, tendons and ligaments; ultimately leading to inflexible tissues that is prone to future injury and pain. Tight or damaged muscles are usually deprived of blood …show more content…
The fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a sheet of tissue also known as connective tissue that covers and connects parts inside the body, for example muscles, organs, and skeletal structures . MFR (Myofascial Release) therapy increases blood flow, improves muscular range and maintains normal functional muscular length.
Kinesio tape (KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape made of reinforced 100% cotton sheathes that are designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while treating sports injuries and enhancing performance by providing durability, increased strength and stability to muscles and joints increasing the body’s range in motion. The fibers provide support without restricting motion, compressing or decompressing an area, promoting blood flow and draining swelling by passive lift to the skin via the elastic properties of the tape. It is used to decrease pain, activate or deactivate a muscle group to enhance performance, decrease risk of injury and enhance performance by assisting with the removal of exercise by-products that contribute to post-exercise