Pain reduction is the primary purpose of any therapy process. When intensive exertion happens, there is excessive muscle tension and this leads to restriction in the muscle circulation. This also deprives the tissue off oxygen. The mechanical influence of massages will increase circulation and stretching. When there is restriction for a long time, whether due to wrong movement, pain, splitting or wrong posture, this will lead the soft tissues to shrink and this forms in to fibrous tissue that has lost elasticity.
Improved Blood Circulation
Pain is caused due to several reasons like friction, lack of circulation, lack of elasticity and a range of other reasons. Relaxation and pain reduction is possible by making use of appropriate massage techniques in a way to help release friction and to increase warming in the area eventually leading to improved blood circulation and pain relief in that area. There is eventually improved microcirculation, enzyme release, and improvement in the elasticity of the tissues leading to pain relief.
Reducing muscle tension and getting rid of pain and other kinds of musculoskeletal disorders in the neck is particularly useful in reducing migraine headaches. When massaging is used, the irritated mechanoreceptors in the muscles and tendons leads to the over activity of the sympathetic nervous system. There is an improvement in sleep after massage. The part of the body to be treated and the amount of pressure to be used will be determined depending upon the type of condition to be treated.
Keeping the Person Warm
General Neutral Bay sports massage is done in the prone lying position or supine lying position. When the massaging is being done in the prone lying position a face hole and cushion are used under the ankles. A cushion is used to serve as a side support for the head in the absence of a face hole. In cases where there is a severe lower back pain, there will be a need for a cushion under the stomach or under one side of the hip. Keeping the person warm is one way to improve muscle relaxation. After the massaging process a certain amount of heat is generated in that area and it helps to keep the treated part covered. When oil on the skin evaporates this leads to chilling effect. Closing the treated area with a towel also helps to avoid chilling.It is not required to wait until a serious injury happens to get some sports massage or physiotherapy done. It is a good practice to get maintenance massaging and physiotherapy on a periodic basis to sustain the range of motion required for the target athletic practice.