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Athletic and Sports Massage
Athletic massage, also called sports massage, is the application of massage techniques that combine sound anatomical and physiological knowledge, an understanding of strength training and conditioning, and specific massage skills to enhance athletic performance.
Athletic massage is a method of massage designed to prepare an athlete for an upcoming event. It is achieved through specialized manipulations that stimulate circulation of the blood and lymph.
Sports massage has been used for centuries in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, and to help improve athletic performance. This type of massage is used by many professional athletes, including the U.S. Olympic Team. Its acceptance as an effective means of sport enhancement is apparent across a wide range of professionals, at varying levels of competition.
There are many benefits to receiving sports massage on a regular basis. It helps relax muscles and improve circulation without increasing heart load. I can help increase range of motion and flexibility. Sports massage can even help give you a feeling of connectedness, a better awareness of your body and the way you use and position it.
Many people seek sports massage for relief of pain and discomfort associated with muscle tension, fractures, sprains, sciatica, and stiff joints. And, if have an injury, it can shorten recovery times from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes, stretching the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple.
Additional benefits include stimulating the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves, and helping you reduce emotional and physical stress.
Sports massage is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management, and to be used in clinical settings as medical or remedial therapy.