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Are you sure a sports massage is the right thing for you?

Sports massage was first introduced at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900. Sports massage improves muscle performance, relieves fatigue and improves blood circulation. If you play sports and are physically active, sports massage should be a part of your life at least once every 6 months. Some will say that's too often, some will say more often, and everyone will be right because everyone's physiology is different. If you have shoulder pain when lifting weights, don't delay, as the problem can likely be resolved with one session of sports massage. If you've been suffering from pain for years and just didn't know that massage could help you, you need to make up your mind and give it a try. 

P.S. DAOS CLINIC is not responsible for the above recommendations if you have inflammatory processes, in which case you should choose remedial massage.

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You can devide sports massage into three main catigories: 

Pre-event sports massage - usually lasts up to 15 minutes just before a sporting event, e.g. you are competing in a 10k marathon and have asked your sports massage therapist to come with you and help warm up your muscles. This is a fairly intense 15 minute warm-up of the main muscles for the specific event, i.e. a full body massage is out of the question.

Post-event sports massage - the name speaks for itself, this type of sports massage is performed after the competition, preferably within 1-2 hours afterwards. The aim is to work through tense muscles after a competition or intense training, to break muscle memory and reprogramme the nervous system. This will help to minimise the risk of cramps and restore the correct muscle tone.

Recovery sports massage is a sports massage performed on relaxed muscles, exactly the kind of sports massage that everyone wants to get. This type of massage is less painful, similar to a deep tissue massage, performed more slowly, and an hour of this massage will have a very good effect on your athletic performance.

How to know if you have inflammation in your body and if you can have a sports massage

It is almost impossible to recognise, inflammation is an internal process and not always visible to the eye. A massage therapist cannot know about all your problems, so don't try to put the responsibility for your health on someone else, we can only help you. The main task of a sports massage therapist is to loosen up the muscles, get them out of tightness, prepare the body for the marathon and relieve excessive tension afterwards. This is a mandatory procedure for all athletes, and now almost every gym has an office with its own sports masseur. Try, compare and sooner or later you will find your masseur.

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What are the advantages of sports massage?

The main advantage is the intensity of the techniques, if you need to warm up your muscles before a fight or a marathon, this is the best type of massage.
The presence of your sports masseur with you at a competition will give you an advantage and a better chance to perform better.

What is the disadvantage of sports massage?

The main disadvantage is working predominantly in one direction. For example, when working on warming up the hamstrings, and the movements are performed from the knee to the buttocks, no one thinks about the myofascial lines and problem areas that may be present in the knee area. When you come for a sports massage at DAOS CLINIC, it's more than just a sports massage. We use only the best techniques, work closely with your tendons, and remedial sports massage exceeds even our expectations. In addition, regular muscle testing is performed and you can see your improvements in real time.

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The second disadvantage is the limited help to your body, and by the name itself it should be clear that it is about sports, but what about those who do not do sports? We have the answer to this question, just check out the information on our website and choose the massage that suits you best, as you feel. If you are suffering from neck pain or even syndrome, we suggest that you get a remedial massage. If you want to give your body a different shape, it is a modeling massage. If you have digestive problems, it's a whole different kind of work with your body. Watch, read and come and see us.

What do you advise?

The intent of this sports massage page is to explain in simple terms the complex nuances of the massage industry. Our credo is to do no harm to health, and if everyone knows and understands what kind of massage they need, it will only help the population of our country. To all sports massage therapists, our heartfelt advice is to keep going and help athletes achieve their best, whether it's a local marathon or the Olympics.

We advise you to always listen to your inner voice and choose the massage therapist that is right for you, because we are all different.

You have long term pain, you have multiple health problems, you have syndrome.

You are looking for something different, you are unsure how deep is your problem

You have digestive problems, you have reflux, you have regular abdominal cramps, you are overweight

You have asthma, you have regular panic attacks, you have constant shortness of breath, you have shallow breathing, you have regular coughs

You have water retention in your body, you are overweight, you have chronic illnesses, you have had surgery in the past, you have scars

You are not satisfied with your figure, you do a lot of sports, which does not help to get the desired shape, you have recently had a childbirth, you have cellulite

You are looking for a gentle massage to find emotional balance, you are stressed, your nervous system is telling you there are problems, you want to solve some problems in your body but are afraid to go for a remedial massage

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