For sports massage
Massage creams and oils are essential when it comes to a sportsperson's health: a professional massage therapist knows this well. The natural ingredients contained in the oils and creams are sourced directly from the Bavarian alpine meadows which makes them ideal allies to help athletes improve their performance and speed up their recovery.
Each professional massage cream has a different function: it prevents cramps, loosens muscles, prepares the muscle for future exertion... What type of benefit are you interested in?
Sports massages are mainly used in professional sports to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for activity, to keep it in optimal condition and to help athletes recover from training and injuries.
This technique consists of tissue stimulation to improve performance and facilitate intense muscle movements. It is usually performed locally on the corresponding muscle to prevent injury or to help reduce muscle tension and fatigue due to sport. To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, special professional massage creams are used.
These types of creams contribute to a pre-event and post-event sports massage: some help in the athlete’s preparatory phase before intense physical exertion, while others are applied immediately after athletic activity.
Each of these creams and oils have different functions: they prevent or reduce injuries, aid muscle recovery, speed up the elimination of lactic acid…
Which creams should be used for massages?
For each good sports massage, there is a different cream. Massage creams and oils can be adapted to the specific moment and situation to ensure the best results. They come with different compositions based the type of massage needed such as creams for prolonged massages, creams for quick massages, creams for pre-event massages, creams for post-event massages, creams for draining massages, creams for deep tissue massages.
All our creams are based on ingredients of vegetable origin and natural essential oils, but also on chemical components that provide different actions during the massage, such as warming and dermoprotective effects.
Which oil should you use for massages?
Muscle ailments can be treated with the use of specific oils for sports massages, made with varying ingredients according to the needs of the sportsperson.
Pre-event, use oils that help in the preparatory phase of exertion. To quickly prepare for sporting exertion, it may be useful to use a thermoregulating tonic massage oil, which helps maintain an ideal body microclimate thanks to the cooling action of menthol or the warming action of camphor.
Post-event, on the other hand, use oils that can help with muscle recovery, such as an oil with alpine herbs extract that helps cool and tones the skin through rapid massage. Alternative products for both aesthetic and physiotherapeutic massages are oils that combine rice and sunflower vegetable oils with nourishing ones.
What should you use for a relaxing massage?
A relaxing massage, also known as a decontracting massage, helps release muscles from tension and contractures after excessive physical activity. This type of massage focuses on a specific part of the body (in most cases, the lower limbs, back and lumbar area) that is prone to contracture. Thanks to decontracting massages, not only is normal muscle tone restored, but the contracture is released through pressure and rubbing in the affected area.
In oder to guarantee the maximum benefits from this type of massage, an aftercare cream is used to provide an invigorating and relaxing massage. It contains ingredients such as alpine herbs, which promote skin balance and improve the physiological state of the skin undergoing this treatment.
When shouldn’t you perform a massage?
A sports massage with massage creams and oils should not be performed in the following cases:
How many massages should be performed in cases of muscle contracture?
When the muscle is hard and sore, it is good to perform a decontracting massage with special creams. This promotes blood flow to the muscles, increases joint mobility and flexibility, eases muscle tension and decreases pain. The number of times it should be performed depends mainly on how intense the muscle contracture is. Along with massage therapy, a series of stretching exercises are also recommended to help loosen up the muscles.