As a rugby player you need a form of massage specifically designed for athletes.
Adding sports massage to your workout routine can improve your performance.
As the training and playing hours pile up, so do the aches and pains. These little aches and pains can turn into a serious injury. Regular body work will help alleviate pain.
After a strenuous workout or race, sports massage will aid your recovery.
You can benefit from half an hour of work on a specific area that you feel needs attention or longer for more general and maintenance work.
Athletes around the world rely on massage as an important part of their training regimen.
Sports Massage techniques, when used regularly, can increase the blood flow that is needed for recovery.
Also, it will improve the range of motion and strength of injured muscles and accelerate their healing process.
With a full recovery you will be able to increase your workouts and allow your body to adapt to a higher level of stress.
Sports Massage can:
Enhance body awareness
Identify problem areas before they develop into injuries
Remove trigger points formed as a result of injury
Relax and stretch muscles
Improve range of motion
Restore suppleness and elasticity
Relieve pain and stress
Free muscle adhesions and soften scar tissue caused by injury or overuse
Flush out toxins that cause muscle stiffness and soreness
Relax the body and mine
Speed recovery and healing from exertion
Sports Massage techniques may differ as you have different needs at different times.
Pre-match: Before the game you need a quick treatment that will be an adjunct to your warm-up, to increase your circulation and flexibility, and leave your muscles resilient and ready to go.
Post-match: After a hard game you need a massage that will increase your circulation to speed the removal of fatigue toxins, relieve your muscle spasms and prevent soreness.