One of the most difficult times for any typical athlete is when he has an injury.This is because the athlete knows that he will not only miss practice matches and some game time but also he will be subjected to significant psychological problems like losing self esteem,identity and having a feeling of being alienated from the people he interacts with on a daily basis like personal trainer or coach.And yet most of these injury issues can be addressed through surgeries and sports massage.
Most surgeries come with post surgical scar tissue which would normally cause an athletes internal tissues to stick together and also cause obstructions in the intestines causing pain.While sports massage would greatly assist an athlete to recover well and returning the body to the most optimal condition for play,they are normally focused on the more common sports related areas of pain such as the hamstring strains or shin strains.
Suppose an athlete feels discomfort in other areas of the body like in the abdomen or internal pains that come after undergoing surgical operation?Such kind of scenario would require a deep tissue massage besides the sports massage. Deep tissue massage focuses more on relaxing the entire body,relieving stress and muscular tension as well as physical pain.This is likely to bring an athlete to a better psychological condition that will improve the general well being of the body.
So while sports massage prepares the body to be fitter,deep tissue massage brings out the negative psychological factors in an athlete through enhancing blood circulation,reducing toxins in the muscles and helping in relieving stress.It works well for post surgical scar tissue.