What Is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a broad term that is used for various types of massage therapies that can be used as a supplement or standard recovery procedure. The main goal of sports massage therapy will vary according to the person, but generally it helps in:
- Muscle recovery, improved flow of oxygen, and increased range of motion; or
- Rehabilitation from injuries, especially muscle and bone related.
Sports injury massage can be used as a standard injury rehabilitation procedure or as a supplement. Massage therapy can be beneficial in treatment, recovery, and pain management of various injuries to the musculoskeletal system from a sprain to broken bones. Think of it as a catalyst for recovery.
At my clinic, I strive to provide my patients with the best sports massage possible. Leveraging on my wealth of experience and strong understanding about sports injuries and rehabilitation techniques, I carefully combine different massage techniques, helping my patients successfully recover from injuries and improve musculoskeletal health for better athletic performance.
Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy
One of the primary benefits of sports massage is that it improves the circulation of blood and relaxes the muscles. Good flow of oxygen enables the muscle tissues and the vital organs to work properly, which allows you to recovery at an accelerated rate after sports sessions or when injured.
Sports injury massage stretches the stressed and tight muscles which can alleviate swelling. This is one of the reasons why massage therapy is beneficial for:
- Hamstring injuries
- Pulled muscles
- Whip lash
- SI joint problems
- Alignment problems
- Lower back pain
- Back spasms
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
People who are recovering from broken bones can improve range of motion through targeted rehabilitation procedures.
What to Expect After Therapy
I provide personalized sports injury massage and encourage communication before, during, and after therapy sessions in order to improve the treatment. After the therapy, you will experience improvement in mobility with subduing pain. As you continue the therapy sessions, you are going to feel progressive improvement in the targeted areas, and in your overall athletic ability and recovery time.