Sports Massage and the Athlete
Sports massage has been gaining popularity over the years because athletes and trainers alike are noticing the many benefits, to not only enhance sports performance, but to also prevent injury and to facilitate the rebuilding phase of conditioning. Sports massage now plays a role in all major athletic games including the Commonwealth and Olympic games.
Whether you are a runner or a swimmer, you can benefit from regular sports massage . Overly exercised muscles can lose their capacity to release, causing tight or hypertonic muscles, as well as can reduce your overall flexibility. Experts suggest that when muscles are tense, they are deprived of oxygen. This in turn, causes a decrease in circulation to the area. Sports massage improves blood and lymph circulation, releases the muscles, reduces pain and increases flexibility.
Sports Massage as part of your Conditioning Program
Incorporating sports massage in your conditioning program has many benefits. It helps you get into shape much quicker, and often with less associated stiffness and soreness. Sports massage will also help you recover faster from intensive workouts by assisting in the elimination of lactic acid build-up in the muscles.
Athletes must also remember that stretching must be done before, after and between workouts.
Sports Massage is available in downtown Vancouver at Everest Therapeutics.
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