Activities such as athletic games, official sports, and intense exercise can be vigorous on the body. With the increasing demand for sports activities by both amateur and professional athletes, sports massage therapy is specifically designed to support and enhance their performance, recovery, and relaxation. The purpose of a deep tissue massage is to treat chronic pain and on-going tension. 

What is Sports Massage Therapy?

Sports massage is a manual manipulation of the muscles to help people who are physically active in sports. This kind of treatment assesses the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups. The main focus of sports massage therapy is to maximize the benefit of certain massage techniques and supports further physical effort and activity. An initial assessment is used to create a specialized treatment plan that will meet each athlete’s specific needs and conditions.

What Are the Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy?

  • Relaxation
  • Recovery
  • Removal of Toxins
  • Better Sleep
  • Enhanced Performance

When muscles are massaged by a certified, professionally trained sports massage therapist, an athlete will have their needed relaxation after the event and reduces their risk of further injury. Massage provides the support that the body needs to perform safely, effectively, and confidently. If an athlete’s muscles are twisted and overly stressed, it will be difficult for them to support their body when playing a competitive sporting event or participating in rigorous exercises. It can lead to further muscle damage, intensified discomfort, and can cause injury. The muscles are needed around the body’s joints to be fully engaged and strong enough to support the body’s movements and functionality. Having a regular therapeutic sports massage helps your body from being dependent on bound muscles and weak joints to support you when you need to perform.

Who Needs Sports Massage?

Sports massages are a benefit to people who are inclined to professional sports, but these athletes are not the only people who can benefit from sports massage therapy. The focus on athletics comes from the high rate of physical strain and damage caused by long-term participation in sports activities, as well as the training and exercises that often go along. 

Other groups who could benefit from a sports massage are the following:

  • Newly Active in Fitness – It is essential to pay close attention to your body when beginning a newly intensifying sporting activity.
  • Amateur Athletes – They are more at risk than professionals because of a lack of time and resources to practice and train the way professionals to do.
  • Dedicated Athletes – People who are talented and driven in turning their sports into a profession.

To learn more about sports massage therapy and how can you benefit from it, give us a call today! We at Massage Rx will be happy to provide you the best sports massage therapy you deserve! See our video below for more information: