Welfare Wednesday: Sports Massages

🏹 As with many sports, members can be injured whilst practising, training and competing.

🏹 Sports massages have many benefits. They help stimulate the cardiovascular system by dilating blood vessels and increasing the circulation of blood around the body. In turn this delivers fresh oxygen and nutrients to the tissue and promotes the removal of waste products and toxins.

🏹 Thanks to the relaxed state you’re in during and after the massage, your heart rate lowers, you feel more relaxed and your body will take its first steps to recovery.

🏹 Psychological benefits include reducing stress, tension and anxiety while promoting relaxation by activating your parasympathetic nervous system.