Our Stafford sports massage therapists could help you to recover from muscle soreness, and a recent study backs this up.
It’s great to be able to exercise regularly, and it is well established that keeping active benefits human health, especially reducing the risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, occasionally you can overdo it, causing temporary muscle damage and what is often known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
DOMS can often cause stiffness, reduced range of motion and even a drop in performance for those that like to train regularly. People often try all sorts of recovery methods including ice, stretching or low intensity exercise. But, as a review of clinical trials concluded, there is some evidence that sports massage reduces delayed onset muscle soreness.
Getting a good sports massage after training might mean you get fewer aches in the following days.
The effect of massage therapy is thought to be to increase skin and muscle temperature, blood and lymphatic flow, and parasympathetic activity. As a result, the effects include relief of muscle tension and stiffness, reduction of muscle soreness, and increased joint range of motion. Which then means you can get back to training at your full potential quicker!
Book in for help with DOMS
Why not book in with our excellent Stafford sports massage therapist Liesa? She is a BTEC Level 5 Sports and Remedial massage therapist (the highest level you can achieve), and a keen runner so knows all about DOMS! Whether it’s helping you to recover from training, or for general lifestyle aches and pains – she’s got you covered.