Sports massage is designed for the physically active and combines various techniques including deep tissue, range of motion, stretching and resistance work. Since each type of sport has different demands and uses different muscle groups in different ways, the massage will be designed to address those specific concerns and may differ according to the sport the athlete plays. Sports massage can help prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
Massage before, during, or after competition is designed to assist the athlete with preparation, performance and recovery. Pre-event massage is used as a supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition and lessen chances of injury. Post-event massage is geared toward reducing the trauma that occurs after the cessation of vigorous exercises and reduce recovery time.
Maintenance or ongoing massage through a series of regularly scheduled sessions is designed to promote greater athletic endurance and performance and help the athlete reach optimal performance through injury-free training.
If you are getting ready to give it your all then it’s time to visit Eye Street Massage Therapy so you know you have done what you needed to minimize potential injury and continue to play without delay.