A form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. But Sports Massage isn’t just for athletes. It is very beneficial to many different people depending on your needs. Sports massage includes Deep Tissue Manipulation as well as Stretching of the muscles being massaged. Do you sit at a desk all day, in front of a computer? Do you stand a lot or does your job consist of heavy lifting. Sports Massage may be the perfect massage for you!
Plus, you will be getting double the value for your services. You can ask our PT’s questions about the pain that you're in, injury advice and recovery techniques. Your massage therapist and PT are working together to help your recovery in so many ways.
How Deep Do You Want Your Sports Massage?
You may think you have a high pain tolerance but in many instances you’ll find that your muscles are actually more sore than you expected. Always tell your massage therapist how you feel that day. Don’t assume you need to leave the table in pain to have an effective massage. Deep tissue can hurt but not in such a way that you have more pain than you did at the beginning of the massage. Your massage therapist should start out with lighter pressure than expected and go deeper from there. And anytime during the massage you should let your therapist know what your comfort level is.
Common Ways That a Sports Massage Can Help:
- Relax general muscles stiffness and soreness of the legs
- Reduce back stiffness
- Ease hamstring tightness
- Reduce calf muscle tightness
- Relax stiff shoulders
- Pre-event muscle preparation
- Post-event muscle recovery
- Reduce injury risk by reducing scar tissue of old injuries