Massage Therapy

massage

Sports massage can be used to improve athletic performance, speed recovery, and can be utilized by all individuals who participate in any athletic and/or exercise program to help improve conditioning, minimize movement pain and discomfort, and maintain peak performance. Many professional and collegiate athletic programs employ massage therapists. Sports massage has been sought for many years by athletes of differing backgrounds for multiple reasons. With the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines being very clear that activity is essential for people to be healthy, sports massage can be recommended to those individuals who participate in exercise programs as well as professional and collegiate athletes.

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Promote relaxation
  • Reduce muscle hyper-tonicity
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve soft tissue function
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
  • Improve exercise performance
  • Decrease delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Maintain maximal performance time in subsequent exercise tests when combined with active recovery from maximal exercise
  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce breathing pattern disorders
  • Enhance athletic performance
  • May help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly