The Benefits of Sports Massages

Sports massages are designed to prepare athletes for peak performance, reduce fatigue and relieve muscle swelling and tension. Due to muscle tension, overextension, overuse, minor injuries and lesions, athletes can feel intense pain and this can affect athletic performance. Sports massages help with the pain and also assist in preventing future injuries.

One of the most common issues athletes deal with is delayed-onset muscle soreness, also known as DOMS. This refers to muscle soreness that develops hours after workouts and consists of mostly eccentric muscle movements, especially when the exercise is unfamiliar. Studies have shown that sports massages can help reduce and prevent of the effect of DOMS in athletes.

When muscles are heavily trained, they also can lose their capacity to relax, and can become chronically tight. This causes a lack of flexibility that is linked to muscle soreness. Regular trips to your massage therapist can help fight these chronically tight muscles.

Taking regular visits to your massage therapist for sports massages can be an extremely beneficial addition to your routine.

With sports massages, you can expect:

  • Reduction of muscle tension
  • An increase in range of motion
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Improved soft tissue function
  • Decreased muscle fatigue and tightness

Schedule an appointment with one of our massage therapists today.

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