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Post event

A post even massage refers to a massage that is received after an activity has been undertaken


What is post event massage?



Massage in a post-event scenario refers to a type of therapeutic massage intended to aid in the recovery of individuals that have undergone rigorous exercise or unfamiliar exercise. It isn't just aimed at those that engage in sporting activity but also individuals that have undertaken any form of exercise and need a faster recovery in order to regain a sense of normality so functional activities can be maintained.



Post event therapeutic massage consists of stretching the tissues that have become stiff and tight as a result of the muscles working to a high capacity or working to a degree that is unfamiliar to the active muscles. A process called delayed on set muscle soreness (DOMS) can be felt after participating in any level of activity; this is due to the micro tears within the muscle fibres rather than a build-up of lactic acid which is widely believed.


What are the benefits of a post event massage?



The actual purpose of a post massage is to aid in the recovery process. Whether you are a professional athlete or a keen sporting enthusiast a massage relating to your goals should be incorporated into the schedule to aid in a faster recovery so that activities can be participated in sooner rather than later. A post event massage could be the difference between you and your counterparts.

During the activity process the muscles may be working in an unfamiliar fashion which can cause the aches and pains later on and may even cause injuries.

The benefits include:-
  • Increase circulation
  • Alleviates pain
  • Prevents injury
  • Increases flexibility and mobility
  • Improves performance
  • Improved response time
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Increases relaxation



Post event massage targeting vastus lateralis muscle and illio-tibial bandAbove: Post event massage targeting vastus lateralis muscle and illio-tibial band



How post event massage works?



After rigorous or unfamiliar activity soft tissues become fatigued and a sense of tightness may be felt. A post event massage works by increasing the blood flow to the area with the use of different strokes such effleurage and petrissage. Deeper massage will target the underlying structures of the superficial muscles that need the tension releasing.

Post event massage works by:-
  • Flushing out toxins
  • Reduce chances of DOMS
  • Increase circulation to aid in recovery process
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Help an athlete cool down
  • Faster healing
  • Reduces swelling
Liverpool physio consist of a team of specialist massage therapists that maintain a flexible schedule so that if you should need a post event massage straight after your event then a specialist can be booked to the place of the event to insure you the best possible post massage that will aid in your recovery and increase performance.


Summary



A post event massage can be essential to those that have participated in any level of activity and do not want to experience any discomfort so that functional activities can be resumed to a high level. Post event massages are designed to in aid in performance by aiding in the recovery process so that the individual may recover to an effective standard so that performance isn't restricted in any way.

How to book an appointment

For further information on a post event massage please email us on office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call 0151 558 0077.

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88 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AR
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