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Sports massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the muscles and tissues of the body's athletic system. It combines many different techniques to relieve aches, pains, or injuries related to athletics.
Sports massage has many uses and it is helpful for almost any athlete at any level. It is especially helpful for those athletes who are always pushing their bodies to the limit through intense training regimens that require frequent workouts to be done properly.
What is a Sports Massage?
If you play sports, then you know how important it is to stretch before and after your games because that will help ensure that you don't injure yourself. And if you do get hurt, then sports massage can be a key part of your recovery process.
Typically, sports massages are given after the event has taken place (most commonly, an athletic game). Athletes who play contact sports such as hockey often get sports massages before their competitions so they will be able to perform at their best. Other athletes get sports massages when necessary for muscle soreness or injury recovery. However, some people get sports massages just because it feels good!
The benefits of sports massage include improved performance, faster recovery after an injury or game, increased flexibility and range of motion, faster repair of soft tissues (muscles), relief from muscle soreness, relaxation after hard work-outs or competitions.
Sports massages can be given pre-workout to help warm up the muscles for better performance. They can also be given post-game as part of a cool-down period.
How does a Sports Massage work?
Sports massage therapy focuses on the prevention and healing of injuries to your muscles and tendons by encouraging the circulation of blood and lymph and by reducing muscle tension. Targeting the muscles and fascia (connective tissue), a sports massage breaks down muscle adhesions (stiff and painful muscle tissue) that cause inflammation and pain.
By improving circulation, sports massage is both preventative and restorative. Preventative sports massage can help to prevent buildup of lactic acid in muscles, help prevent cramps, and decrease the risk of injury. Restorative sports massage can relieve muscle tension, improve recovery time, keep muscles and tendons flexible, and enhance training. Consequently, sports massage can support an athlete for optimal performance by reducing muscle tension and inflammation and by increasing flexibility, range of movement and endurance.
Which areas can be treated with a Sports Massage?
A sports massage targets specific problems related to muscles and joints either before or after an athletic event, such as working out or playing a sport. The most common problem areas are the back, legs and feet. Sports massages are suitable to treat and improve:
- Tendon injuries
- Muscle soreness and cramping
- Joint pain
- Flexibility and range of motion
- Future injury recovery time
Additional information and resources
Use the links below to learn more about this treatment, and what conditions respond to this treatment.
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