Should I Get A Sports Massage?

Hi Friends of Oompf, it’s Alvan here. Today we will be talking about the benefits of getting a sports massage.

A sports massage is a form of massage therapy that not only benefits people who do sports but also people who suffer from postural issues as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. It utilises deep tissue techniques, with the aim of reducing muscular tension, discomfort and pain. Sports massages can treat various conditions such as:

  • Muscular and joint injuries such as sprains and strains
  • Postural related pain
  • Headaches
  • Golfers and tennis elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Back pain

A sports massage is different from an Aroma Therapy or General Massages because they target the muscles that are below the superficial muscles, helping to increase blood circulation and reduce muscular tension. This in return leads to a reduction in muscle tension, reduced recovery time post injury, Increased levels of relaxation and reduction in physical and psychological stress levels and also aids sleep quantity and quality.

Oompf fitness is happy to announce that we have collaborated with Heartland Rehab, a group of allied health professionals that specialises in areas such as sports rehabilitation, orthopaedics rehabilitation and even spine rehabilitation. Heartland Rehab also offers 3 types of sports massage therapies which include

  • Pre-event sports massage

Pre-event sports massage is done to help prevent serious athletic injury and is generally given shortly before an athlete competes. It helps to warm up the muscles, stretching them and making them flexible for optimal athletic performance.

  • Post-event sports massage

Post-event sports massage helps reduce the swelling caused by microtraumas; loosens tired, stiff muscles; helps maintain flexibility; will promote blood flow to the muscles to remove lactic acid and waste build-up, and reduces cramping.

  • Maintenance sports massage

Maintenance sports massage is done at least once a week as a regular part of athletic training. Getting maintenance massages will help increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles and aid in keeping the tissue loose so that the different layers of muscle can slide easily over each other. Maintenance sports massage also helps reduce the development of scar tissue while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

All Oompf members will enjoy:

– 10% off if you purchase a single sports massage session (usual price is $110)

– 20% off if you purchase a package of 6/12 sessions

**Terms and conditions apply

You may whatsapp 9233 1978 to find out more on how to purchase your sports massage package or click here to visit Heartland rehab’s website for more info on their other services.

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