Features of Sports Massage
- Increases Flexibility
- Improves Range of Motion
- Improves Circulation to musculotendinous junction
- Decreases Chance of Injury
Are you a golfer looking for ways to improve your swing? Or are you a marathon runner looking to increase your time? Whatever your specific need, massage is an effective way to improve your sports performance. Sports massage will provide that tender loving care that your over worked muscles are craving.
Sports Massage: Improve Performance
We all respond better to the demands of life when we are well taken care of. Your muscles are no different. Your muscles have needs such as fresh oxygen delivery, waste removal, passive stretching, and proper flow of nerve signals. All of your muscles needs will be improved through regular sports massage. Massage will extend the duration of your sports career and prepare you to compete at your highest level. Massage is also known to reduce pre-event anxiety, increase feelings of invigoration, and increase your mind-body awareness. Regular sports massage will provide you with a sense of awareness of your body that no other therapeutic modality can match.
Sports Massage: Prevent Injury
The Sports Massage Therapist is familiar with factors that lead to dysfunction in the soft tissue, such as postural abnormalities, repetitive use strains, and injuries. Sports Massage incorporates the use of passive stretches that allow the therapist to test the range of motion of the muscles as well as to improve flexibility. Through massage techniques and realignment of the soft tissue of the body, the Sports Massage Therapist can teach the client to be more relaxed, balanced, and pain free.
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“Many elite athletes consider sports massage an essential part of their training and recovery routine. Theses athletes report that a sports massage helps them train more effectively, improve performance, prevent injury, and recovery quickly. Historically, competitive and professional athletes have been some of the biggest users of sports massage.” -Sportsmedicine.about.com