Sports massage therapy can be characterized in two ways: pre-activity and post-activity massage. A pre-activity massage uses dynamic stretching to allow connective tissue to experience a full range of motion to reduce possible injury. A post-activity massage focuses on recovering muscle tissue that may have taken an impact doing the particular sport.
Sports massage therapy is geared towards all athletes; whether an individual is a world-class profession or just a weekend runner. Sports massage focuses on areas of the body that are overused and impacted from repetitive movement.
Wondering if you should request an appointment for a Sports massage? Below are some of the benefits as to why a Sports massage might be the right choice for you!
Increased athletic performance. A sports massage focuses on nagging aches and pains in the body. After addressing the issues, the body will feel lighter and more flexible allowing you to feel more powerful and ready to perform.
Reduced muscle tension and injury. Heavily exercised muscles may lose the capacity to relax which causes chronically tight muscles. Tight muscles predisposes athletes to muscle injury. A sports massage can help to reduce the tension in tight muscles.
Decreased muscle stiffness, soreness, and fatigue. Most athletes may experience delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Through improved blood and lymphatic system circulation, a sports massage can help alleviate DOMS, by removing metabolites and other toxins.