- What is a sports massage?
- For whom is it suitable and when should it be used?
- When is it not recommended?
- Effects before sport
- Effects after sport
- How often should you use a sports massage and how can you prepare yourself?
- Duration, costs and booking
What is a sports massage?
The focus is on prevention to avoid injuries during exercise and accelerated regeneration of the body after exercise. Various grip techniques are used to increase the blood flow to the muscles. The increased blood flow delivers more oxygen to the muscles and stimulates the muscular metabolism. Among other things, metabolic degradation products are better and faster removed and muscle strength and endurance is increased. This maximizes athletic performance and minimizes the risk of injury.
Sports Massage Therapists
For whom is it suitable and when should it be used?
- High Performance and Professional Athletes
- Hobby athletes
- before and during longer or more intensive sports units
- Before and after competitions
The sports massage is not only recommended for high-performance and professional athletes. Hobby athletes also benefit from the positive effects of this form of massage, especially before longer or more intensive sports units, which are rather unusual. For example, a sports massage can be used before a marathon, a particularly long cycling tour or a competition. The type of massage depends on the special requirements of the muscles of the respective sport. In sports that require rapid and short muscle contraction (e.g. sprinting), the muscles are activated and muscle tone increased. In sports such as cross-country skiing, where longer and slower contractions of the muscles occur, the massage loosens the muscles and lowers the tone.
This form of massage is particularly recommended for athletes who practice a sport in which the body is extremely one-sided or the athlete is under extreme psychological pressure. In addition to the physical effects, the sports massage also has a positive effect on the psyche and helps to reduce stress.
When is it not recommended?
- acute inflammations
- Diseases with fever
- fresh injuries
A sports massage is not recommended for inflammations, illnesses with fever or after fresh injuries. In the case of varicose veins or high blood pressure, you should talk to your doctor.
Effects before sport
- prevention of inflammations and injuries
- Preparing the muscles for physical activity
- increase in training effects
A massage before exercise can reduce the risk of inflammation and injury during exercise. This is especially important if the body could not be sufficiently prepared for the upcoming demands. In this case, a sports massage can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Before sport, the massage acts as a kind of warm-up for the body that prepares the muscles for the forthcoming exercise. As with a normal warm-up, the body is less susceptible.
Effects after sport
- Faster regeneration of the body and muscles
- Prevention of muscle soreness
- L&o;re of ratios and tensions
- Positive influence on the healing of strains
After special physical exertion this treatment can lead to faster regeneration of the body and muscles and prevent muscle soreness. Through the massage, lactate (milk) and other cell losses are degraded more quickly, contractions and tensions are relieved and the body becomes more efficient again more quickly. It has a positive influence on the healing and the risk of inflammation of the muscles in the case of strains, already existing muscle soreness or tension.
How often should you use a sports massage and how can you prepare?
In general, there are no fixed rules as to how often you should use this special form of massage. The frequency of massages can be chosen according to individual wishes and needs. An ideal interval should be found in the conversation with the masseur. Regular treatment is recommended for professional athletes. This also applies to hobby athletes who want to increase their general performance and avoid sore muscles. However, for normal hobby athletes who only want to maintain their fitness, an occasional massage before and after competitions or other exceptional requirements is sufficient.
Duration, costs and booking
In sports massage, a partial massage (e.g. on one leg) can be performed, the required time for this is at least 30 minutes.
When massaging several body areas, at least 45 to 60 minutes are required. The time can be chosen according to personal needs.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
90 min / 195 CHF
75 min / 162 CHF
60 min / 135 CHF
45 min / 110 CHF
30 min / 85 CHF
You can also book the treatment online directly here on the website.