Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Optimize training and recovery. Sports Massage is designed to increase athletic performance and deal with the effects of repetitive muscle use, whether you’re running, performing manual labor, or typing at a keyboard. As part of athletic training, massage increases the lifetime of the athlete by increasing circulation and flexibility, reducing the chance of injury and promoting recovery and mobile scar tissue in the case of injury.

Tip – Some people have soreness following therapeutic massage and others never do. Soreness may start quickly or within a day but is usually gone in just a few (2-3) days.

It’s less likely you will have soreness or tenderness afterward if you have massage more often. Your body adapts to massage and you will have less soreness if you can have massage more frequently. One half hour every other week is more beneficial than one hour once a month.

You may ice or heat these sore areas to help get rid of the tenderness. Drinking lots of water helps flush the metabolic (body) wastes that are released by the massage through normal elimination channels–your kidneys. This helps prevent soreness and is always a good idea to do following a massage (unless your doctor says otherwise).