Sports massage therapy is directed toward athletes from entry level to professional. The techniques applied are customized for each athlete and their particulars issues and goals.
Sports massage is gaining recognition as a functional element in a balanced training program. Sports massage therapy can be used as a way to improve performance and reduce recovery time. Sports massage promotes elasticity, diminishes fatigue, enhances endurance, helps avoid injuries and prepares them (body and mind) for their best possible performance.
A study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise. Additionally, a study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in 2010 found that a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion.
If you carry out physical activity on a regular basis (from exercise for health to world class training), sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal routine. It's best to talk with me to find a treatment plan that will work best for you.