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

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:

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

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