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How Athletes Can Benefit From Sports Massage Therapy

How Athletes Can Benefit From Sports Massage Therapy

For regular individuals who practice sports, massage therapy is a therapeutic technique included maybe once a month; however, for professional athletes, it has to be included in their daily routine if these athletes want to achieve optimal performance. Here are a few details that will demonstrate how athletes can benefit from sports massage therapy.
Sports massage is a fundamental element that most collegiate, professional, and Olympic training programs worldwide recommend.

By concentrating on the affected area, in case of injuries, or by making a general approach, in maintenance cases, massage therapy is able to produce a wide number of benefits for athletes, including:
· Reduced muscle tension, stiffness, and soreness.
· Improved muscle tone, flexibility, and elasticity.
· Increased articular range of motion.
· Improved connective tissue healing.
· Enhanced recovery time and athletic performance.
· Increased injury prevention.
· Stabilized cortisol levels.
· Reduced anxiety and stress levels.
· Improved mood and alertness.
· Lowered blood pressure and heart rate.
· Enhanced blood flow throughout the body.

In regards to when is the best time to receive massage therapy, it all depends on the sporting activity. Depending on the athlete´s activity, some receive daily massage sessions, while some prefer to distribute the sessions throughout the week.

By incorporating different types of massage techniques, such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage, sports massage therapy is the best method to prevent and rehabilitate injuries, increase physical function and performance, and relieve pain symptoms.

If you would like to experience the benefits of sports massage, contact us at 905.660.9284 or email us at mindsetfirst@yahoo.com.

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