The powerful benefits that sports massages offer professional sport can be seen and read about through television, news channels and social media. Why else would football clubs employ full-time physiotherapists? If these highly sought after experts are kneading and massaging our famous sporting heroes, something pretty amazing must be happening. And despite what we might believe, sports massage isn’t just about post-performance and recovery; it can also be super beneficial for pre-performance and athletes in training to enhance physical performance. But sports massage isn’t just for elite and professional athletes; even if your activities are merely recreational, you too can benefit!
What is Sports Massage?
Specifically, a sports massage delivers a general relaxation of the muscular-skeletal system, in addition to concentrating on manipulating the soft tissues relevant to the athlete’s particular sport. Soft tissue will include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and skin, and is particularly useful in sports pain relief. Some of the reported benefits from massage are:
What Kinds of Injuries can Sports Massage ?
Invigorating Massages for Recreational Athletes
You don’t need to spend oodles of money to benefit from the marvellous and relaxing massages offered by high-end spas or physios. So, whether you’re an occasional gym-goer, an avid cyclist or a triathlete in training, Balmy Fox has created a natural and nourishing muscle rub. A blend of moisturising and soothing ingredients that’s excellent for manipulating your tendons and muscles along with relieving tension and pain in an instant—and you don’t need to put your shoes on to experience it!
Made from natural ingredients with 80% organic, you can massage in our rub, calm in the knowledge that no chemical nasties are seeping into your skin. We’ve even created a vegan version that’s entirely plant-based too! Filled with essential oils including camphor, menthol and eucalyptus, it won’t matter if you’ve strained a muscle lifting the kettle or you have pain from going that extra mile in your morning run. By keeping on hand our gorgeous tin of muscle rub, means you’re a rub away from relief!
To tackle some of the more common questions on the subject, we’ve put together our top ten muscle rub queries:
How does Muscle Rub cream work?
Using our natural sports muscle rub with massage delivers a more effective relief through the wonderfully fragranced ingredients incorporated. Whilst massage will increase blood circulation and reduce tension, the blend of menthol, camphor and eucalyptus in our rub will deliver that all-important warm and tingly feeling that quite nicely distracts you from feeling any pain or aches. The eucalyptus has a natural cooling effect on muscles, reducing pain and inflammation, and the added arnica similarly has natural anti-inflammatory properties too.
Why does Muscle Rub Burn?
Our muscle rub is formulated with natural and organic ingredients, so the burning sensation you will experience will be the blend of the menthol, eucalyptus and camphor oils that deliver the tingly, warming sensation.
How can I avoid Muscle Rub Burn?
The burning sensation is nothing to worry about but if that’s not your thing, then use our muscle rub more sparingly to tone down the effect.
Will Muscle Rub help Sciatic Nerve Pain?
Is Muscle Rub Good for Back Pain?
Absolutely. The natural anti-inflammatory qualities of the arnica will aid any inflammation, and the menthol, eucalyptus and camphor will deliver warming pain relief. These benefits come from using a good sports muscle rub cream.
Will Muscle Rub Help Pinched Nerve?
It is unlikely to heal a pinched nerve, but using our rub through massage therapy can help relieve some of the discomfort and pain associated with a pinched nerve by massaging an even deep pressure to the area related to the nerve pain.
Will Muscle Rub Help Plantar Fasciitis?
Our muscle rub delivers the warming benefits of eucalyptus, menthol and camphor, making massage more effective. Concentrating on the heel, arch, and surrounding areas will improve circulation, stimulate blood flow, stretch and loosen tight muscles and tendons and temporarily weaken the pain signals from nerve endings
Does it help to Rub Sore Muscles?
Rubbing sore muscles is always highly recommended. Research suggests that this therapy has more prolonged effects and healing as it increases blood circulation, increasing oxygen and nutrients to the area. Subsequently, this process reduces pain and inflammation and decreases muscle tightness.
What is the best sports muscle rub?
A natural sports muscle rub can either be in a balm form (using just natural oils) or as a sports pain relief cream that is formulated using both oils and water.