What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage has been growing in popularity over the last few years, so much so that many professional sports teams have massage therapists on payroll. When you come to Superior Massage Therapy, your therapist will be educated in how you use your muscles for different sports. Your therapist will understand the demands of your sport, which muscles are most involved in those movements, and what to do to keep those muscles performing.
Why Choose Sports Massage?
Have you ever had a relaxation massage? You go in, they slather you in lotion that smells like essential oils, it usually feels great while you are on the table, but then you get up that pain, the reason you got a massage, its still there.
That's why you get a sports massage. When you get a sports massage, the therapist will ask you about your performance goals and they will help you meet those goals.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Decreased DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)
Increased range of motion
Reduce recovery time
improved athletic performance
Decreases general aches and pains
Decreases aches and pains related to your sport
Massage can help you relax so that you can focus on more important tasks
Sports massage can help you warm up on race day and prevent injury
Can help you recover immediately after a competition
Promotes growth of new mitochondria folowing strenuous exercise - http://www.buckinstitute.org/buck-news/need-excuse-book-massage-research-shows-it-reduces-inflammation-and-promotes-growth-new-mi
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues:
Alleviates low-back pain and improve range of motion
Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
Eases medication dependence
Enhanced immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
Helps athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
Improves the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin
Increased joint flexibility
Lessen depression and anxiety
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Reduces postsurgery adhesions and swelling
Reduces spasms and cramping
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
Relieves migraine pain