Training for Golf

Self Massage

Introduction

Self Massage

Most Golfers will experience tightness and tenderness in various muscles associated with golf which can be exacerbated by poor posture, poor golf technique, no warm-up or preparation and intense practice regimes.

Specific points of tenderness can be where muscles join the tendons or where the tendons join onto the bones. However, Golfer's also can experience spasm in bellies of the muscles themselves.

To alleviate these problems, self massage techniques can be used.

  1. Reducing tension and anxiety especially when the Golfer feels under pressure
  2. Helps blood circulation especially the venous flow and also aids healing of
    injured soft tissue
  3. Assists he lymphatic system acting upon and eradicating toxins that build up in the body Eg. lactic acid build up from exercise or activity
  4. Reduces muscle tightness that can lead to or cause postural imbalances.
  5. Increases range of movement, by loosening stiff joints and affecting cross linkages in the connective tissue.
  6. Reduces muscle spasm and scar tissue especially in over tight areas
  7. Mentally it creates body awareness, generates a feeling well being and can affect the receiver on energetic level too.


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