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Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes

Doctors agree that an Athlete’s peak performance can often be supported and enhanced by the proper use and application of sports massage. More than a treatment for injuries, sports massage produces numerous benefits for athletes physically, physiologically, and psychologically.

Many athletes choose to invest in deep tissue massage services, not only as a way to relax after a game but also for the other numerous benefits that this kind of service can bring them. Sports massage is designed to prepare the athlete for their best performance, reduce fatigue, and relieve muscle swelling and tension. During physical activity—especially strenuous—muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissues. Due to over extension or overuse, minor injuries and lesions occur in these tissues that can cause a great deal of pain and poor athletic performance. A massage therapy center can help alleviate pain and prevent such injuries that greatly affect flexibili…

The Many Benefits Of Massage

Many people believe that getting a massage is all about relaxation. While massage is a great tool to use in order to relax the body it actually provides many more benefits. Some of the most common benefits of massage are easing muscle pain, improving circulation, preparing or recovering from workouts, increasing flexibility, reducing stress, and improving sleep.




A great health benefit of massage is improved circulation. Massage techniques such as effleurage, wringing, and lymphatic drainage are most commonly used to improve a client’s circulation. If a client is suffering due to post injuries, stress, or tight muscles increasing the flow of circulation is a great way to promote their recovery.




Massage can also help reduce scar tissue. When an injury occurs the body produces scar tissue during the healing process. Scar tissue can become hard and sometimes lead to pain and numbness. The massage technique of deep transverse friction is a great way to break up scar tissue and promote hea…