Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
What are the benefits of a sports/athletic massage?
Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen.
Do I have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage?
No, but this type of massage can target specific areas of muscle to ease soreness after intense training due to long endurance runs, heavy weight lifting, or recreational sports.