Up your swimming game outside the pool

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Whether you think you’d give Michael Phelps a run for his money, or just pace up the pool for some damn good exercise, it’s still super important to take care of your muscles if you’re a swimmer.

Swimming gives you an all-over workout, and is brilliantly low-resistance (thanks, water!), but that doesn’t mean your muscles will be free of fatigue. You use certain joints and muscles repeatedly during a session, which means you’ll encounter soreness and stiffness. We’re a bit biased, but we think sports massage is the perfect pairing to your swimming session, helping to relieve any pain and speed up your recovery.

Sports massage aims to correct any problems and imbalances caused by physical activity. A therapist will dive deep into your soft tissue using firm pressure to manipulate and release tension that’s trapped in the area.

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The benefits

Whether it’s before or after a workout or post-competition, a sports massage can do wonders for a swimmer’s body. Here’s why:

  1. Can speed up healing and reduce discomfort during your rehabilitation process.
  2. Helps to increase your range of motion and flexibility by relaxing and stretching out tight muscles.
  3. Increases blood flow, which re-oxygenates soft tissue to reduce recovery time.
  4. Helps improve muscle endurance and power.

So, if you’re looking to go the extra length with your training, why not give Sports massage a go and get your muscles in prime pooltime condition?

Who are we? We’re Urban Massage – on a mission to make wellness rituals convenient and accessible without compromising on quality. So, from just £49 an hour, you can enjoy a range of massages from an expert therapist at a time to suit you. Download the app or go to urbanmassage.com to book 60 minutes of restorative me time.

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