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Sports recovery massages help improve performance

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A sports recovery massage is highly effective for those looking to improve their performance. No matter the type of sport in which you participate, your muscles will thank you for taking the time to sooth and relax them!

What does a sports recovery massage do?

The main goal of this type of massage is the reduce the amount of recover time needed in between training sessions or events. A sports recovery massage will help reduce muscle tension, soreness, prevent injury, promote relaxation and relieve increased muscle tone.

Physical benefits

There are a number of benefits to this type of massage therapy. It can help lessen the risk of injury by soothing muscles after strenuous effort. It can also help improve your performance and power by increasing flexibility as well as your joint range of motion. Vascular flow to the tissues will also increase and this helps maximize the oxygen and nutrient supply to various parts of the body. Lactic and carbonic waste products will be more efficiently eliminated. You will also decrease fatigue and shorten the recover time needed post-event.

Psychological benefits

Massage therapy is not only good for your body, but your mind too. When you enjoy that relaxing feeling that comes with a massage, your mind will begin to relax too. Athletes will agree that competing requires physical and mental stamina. A sports recovery massage helps you in both of these areas.

Whether you are competing at a high level or local events, it's important to take care of your body. As we get older, sports injuries take their toll. Make sure that you find a trained and experienced professional to perform sports massages after each major event or strenuous training session.

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