Sports massage: benefits for athletes

28/06/21

If you work in Wellness, you know that sports and well-being are tightly connected. As a matter of fact, sport helps to oxygen and nourish skin, making it bright and elastic. It also tones the muscles, eliminates impurities through sweating and keeps us fit. At the same time, it is important to take care of our body after an effort, in order to release contractures, drain lactate and reduce adrenaline spikes and allow our mind to regenerate. That’s why sports massage and treatment are valuable allies for athletes. Let’s take a look at them together.

 

Sports treatment

There are several ways of easing this kind of this discomfort, and one of the most effective is certainly dry floatation with Nuvola by Starpool. During a floatation session, lactate is drained faster thanks to a better lymphatic and venous circulation. The post-training feeling of lightness is guaranteed!

Sports massage

To enhance the effect of floatation, wraps can be helpful too: the lower limbs are completely wrapped in gauzes soaked in active substances (like algae, clay, arnica or salts). Wraps promote the drainage of stagnant fluids, and apply a gradual compression that stimulates both lymphatic and blood circulation. Warm wraps have a relaxing and pain-relieving effect on muscles, while cold wraps are toning, and favor edema reabsorption and the reduction of limb swelling.

Sports massage

The sports massage is much more intense than a common beauty massage. The goal is that of developing body movement as much as possible through specific muscle movements and contractions. Therapists use several techniques: friction, cupping and other options to release contracted areas. The sports massage performed on Soffio enhances the effectiveness of the result thanks to the innovative mattress filled with hot water: deep muscle relaxation, tissue oxygenation and blood flow to the affected areas are just some of the benefits for athletes.

Sports massage

 

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Another important benefit is the mental regeneration favored by light stretching movements, decontracting frictions and kneading. To enhance well-being and favor the complete psycho-physical recovery, Starpool designed Wellness Coach: a practical and versatile wellness virtual guide that allows your guest to enjoy audio guide mindfulness or breathing programs, or to listen to relaxing music. Before, during and after the sports treatment.

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If you run a spa or a wellness center and want to broaden your offer with services dedicated to athletes, contact us for a free consult.

 

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