If you are training on a regular basis, whether it is for personal health and wellness, or you’re a professional athlete, did you know that your recovery is the true key to your success. This is one of the biggest reasons you will find Sporting organisation around the world spend a lot of time and money on ensuring their athletes have the best care, and to ensure their performance is on point every time. The Australian Institute of Sport is one of the largest athletic organisations in Australia, and they among many others employ a holistic approach to athlete care and performance, and that includes the use of Massage therapist within the Multidisciplinary Healthcare team.
As massage increases in recognition throughout the world in the sporting arena there has been much call for Universities and Scientist to undertake research to back up the claims of how beneficial massage really is in relation to athletes in their performance and recovery. McMaster University is one of the researches that have undertaken research and investigations and have reported that if you have a massage following an intense workout, that it actually causes muscles to enlarge and grow mitochondria. Mitochondria are the cells known as the powerhouse cells, and they are responsible for converting nutrients into energy, and when we are performing any type of sport, and we can all agree that energy is our life force.
McMaster University’s research has also found that massage therapy increases range of motion in muscles and decreases recovery time between training and game/race days. What more can you ask for?
With research backing up the benefits of massage therapy, adding this to your skill set a Personal Trainer clearly makes sense. The Diploma of Remedial Massage provides you with many streams, and one of the specific streams of massage that targets athletes is Sports Massage. Sports Massage can be tailored to different sports and the performance of that athlete and/or sports related injuries in order to aid in the rehabilitation. Sports massage includes working with the athlete to:
stretch tight muscles,
stimulate inactive muscles; and
improve the overall condition of the soft tissue.
The Diploma of Remedial Massage not only provides you with exceptional skills tailored to Sport Massage, you also learn how to use Massage to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the bodies soft tissue during exercise or extreme athletic events. Your Remedial Massage qualification will provide you with skills not only in Sports, but give you training and skills in:
- Muscle Energy Techniques,
- lymphatic drainage, and
- joint manipulation to name a few.
By having the full qualification and these techniques, you will have an edge over your peers in providing a more holistic approach to health and wellness for your clients.