Everyone Can Benefit From Sports Massage TherapyAuthor: Massage Heights
Now more than ever before, people are spending hours upon hours behind a desk, in an often uncomfortable office chair, in front of a computer – furiously typing the day away, eating a rushed lunch at the desk – working, working, working. There’s even a name for it – Sitting Disease. And while, no doubt, this work requires brainpower, it is sedentary – and sitting at your desk for extended periods of time definitely take its toll on your body.
Almost everyone knows the benefits Massage Therapy provides for relieving stress, sore muscles, anxiety and even depression. While Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and trigger point/targeted treatment massage are common and effective techniques used to alleviate these symptoms, one form of Massage Therapy that’s equally, if not more effective, is Sports Massage Therapy.
We know what you’re thinking. “I’m not an athlete. I don’t do any rigorous activity – I don’t need Sports Massage Therapy.”
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Initially developed to help athletes prevent or treat sports injuries, Sports Massage Therapy focuses on soft and connective tissue injuries or stress caused by repetitive activities.
When you think about it, athletes aren’t the only people engaging in repetitive activities. Everyday people do, too – from sitting in a desk chair typing on a keyboard to bagging groceries to cutting hair – these repetitive activities can result in pain and even injury. And believe it or not, sitting at a desk all day is also repetitive, causing neck and back pain that can be debilitating for some individuals.
Sports Massage Therapy Benefits
Sports Massage Therapy helps keep your body in tip-top shape – regardless of whether you’re a world-class athlete or world-class office manager – preventing injuries, improving mobility, performance and posture, relieve head, neck and back pain, and much more.
- Improves Muscle Circulation: Sports Massage increases your body’s overall circulation, rejuvenating and repairing muscles that take a beating with repetitive activity.
- Increases Blood Flow: Sports Massage Therapy helps increase blood flow to your sore muscles, lessening any swelling or discomfort.
- Increases Range Of Motion: Regular Sports Massage stretches muscle tissue, releasing tension and increasing range of motion.
- Scar Tissue Breakdown: Scar tissue often happens after an injury or trauma, and can cause pain and inelasticity. Sports Massage breaks down scar tissue, alleviating pain and discomfort.
Schedule Your Sports Massage Therapy Session Today At Massage Heights
You see? You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the many benefits Sports Massage Therapy provides. Sports Massage helps you be the best you can be, regardless of your activity level or profession. Visit us online and schedule your Massage Therapy appointment or stop by one of our conveniently located Retreats, today!