Sports massage is one of the fastest growing forms of treatment for athletes, HUMAN AND ANIMAL, for the prevention of injuries, enhancing performance and in rehabilitation. The sports massage applies a range of techniques, which help to restore function to muscles and joints before, during and following sporting participation. This is also known as sports therapy or therapeutic massage.
- Compression Massage
- Cross-Fiber Massage
- Deep Swedish Massage
- Lymphatic Massage
- Trigger Point/Tender Point Massage
Regular massages for athletes have the following benefits:
- Faster recovery from strenuous workouts
- Increases blood circulation and lymph flow
- Increases flexibility and long range motion
- Reduces an elevated heart rate and blood pressure
- Reduce reduces muscle spasm
- Reduces the healing time from injuries
- Reduces the strain from repetitive motions
All trainers look for the edge that can help their animals train and perform more effectively, overcome fatigue and recover from injuries faster. The limits of speed, endurance and strength are increased every day. Athletes are asked to perform at higher levels and beyond normal limits. The body can perform at certain levels without breaking down, but a certain amount of trauma can happen.
The benefits are to reduce the chance of injury, through proper stretching and event preparation, and through deep tissue massage, improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved performance as well as shortened recovery time, maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow, enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise, increase the body’s ability to perform at optimum level.
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