A lot of athletes use sports massage to help them keep their bodies in peak condition in order to perform their best. Sports massage uses a blend of different techniques to provide the most benefits, as well as to allow treatment flexibility for each situation.
Sports massage can be used to relive stress and tension from heavy training or athletic exertion. It can be used before, during, or after a sporting event or time of intense training. An athlete may need additional massage before an event to get their body warmed up and flexible. It can also relive soreness which is especially helpful when the athlete is competing in sporting events back to back.
During a game or competition the player may need targeted massage in order to relieve tension or pain from injury due to the game or training. During extreme athletic competition or seasons of heavy training there will be injuries or lesions and massage can break these down quickly so that the player can get on with the competition instead of letting it end their workout or game early.
Many sporting teams keep massage therapists on staff to travel with the team and ensure the athletes are in top form and as pain-free as possible. However, sports related injuries can happen to anyone from a professional athlete to a person who works out at the local gym a few times a week. In fact, people who only exercise intermittently are more at risk for injury because their bodies are not as equipped to handle the stress.
Prevention is very important for athletes in order to continue their sport as well as recovery to get back to their previous health in the case of an injury. In fact, it is very common for massage to accompany a physical therapy treatment plan. The two types of treatment complement each other in order to establish a natural preventative or rehabilitation routine for athletes of all levels.
At Billings Mobile Massage we bring the sports massage to you.
Make your appointment today and improve your training.