In order to keep yourself in good shape, workouts in the gym alone are not enough. Did you know that all professional athletes attend a sports massage session after intense training?
What is it and who is it for?
Sports massage has become one of the most popular types of massage at Mr.Colt barbershop, because here come real men who love sports, cars, men's talk and trendy men's haircuts. And to make our clients feel at home, we suggest relaxing in our new massage parlor in order to heal the body and calm the brain.
Sports massage is a separate type of massage technique concentrated on muscles and joints. It is suitable for people who lead an active lifestyle and endure great physical activity. This type of massage does not cause any painful feelings.
Sports massage is intended for athletes to improve sports performance, avoid injuries and quickly recover from stress. The main feature of this massage is that the massagist works the muscles of the body more thoroughly and stronger, improving their blood supply and strength endurance. Massage increases stamina, helps you to recover faster after exercise, and promotes relaxation.
There are several types of sports massage:
- Training - this type is characterized by the ability to increase the range of motion, stretch, elasticity and endurance of muscles and ligaments.
- Pre-start or preliminary - done before the start of the workout, in some cases it can replace the warm-up. Duration 25-30 minutes, improves blood circulation and reveals muscle functionality.
- Recovery - carried out directly or 10-15 minutes after an intense workout. Promotes relaxation and restoration of strength, lower blood pressure and heart rate. Best done after a hot bath or steam bath.
In the process, the master uses the basic techniques of sports massage, such as stroking, rubbing and kneading the muscles. The massagist works all the muscles from theirs beginnings to endings, which is the peculiarity of this type of massage. The beginning is located where the muscle is fixedly attached to the bone or tissue, the end is located at the place of the movable attachment. In addition, there is a special procedure for working out body parts: chest, arms, legs, back.
The technique of sports massage is not available to everyone. Therefore, it is not so easy to find real professionals in this business. But now you know that only the best and educated massagists work in Mr.Colt barbershop. They will help you to discover new reserves in yourself, feel the confidence and strength of your muscles, and improve your body endurance. This massage is important for both: those who are just starting to work out and for experienced sportsmen.