Sports Massage

Sports Massage

A good way to Prevent injury!

 

As we get deeper into the season of many sports activities, have you considered what you can do to prevent injury?  Massage can be a great option to help prevent injury. Sports massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain occurring in certain parts of the body that may be caused by too much physical activity.

Eight great benefits to Sports Massage

  1.   Reduce Muscle tension
  2.   Helps circulatory system
  3.   Increases range of motion
  4.   Improves soft tissue function
  5.   Decreases muscle stiffness and fatigue.
  6.   Improves flexibility
  7.   Enhances athletic performance
  8.   Reduces risk of injury

 

Delayed Muscle Soreness Prevention 

Sports Massage therapy can relieve and prevent delayed onset muscle soreness. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, delayed soreness typically begins in 12-24 hours after the exercise has been performed with the greatest pain between 24 and 72 hours after the exercise.  By encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body, muscle fatigue is prevented.

 

Stress and Pain Reduction

Sports massage therapy can help manage stress. When a person receives a sports massage, their body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins.  The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are responsible for the release of endorphins and they act as the body’s natural pain reliever. The release of these endorphins during a sports massage help decrease anxiety, provide pain relief and improve mood, and improve a person’s state of well being!

 

 

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