What Is A Sports Massage And Who Can Benefit?
Sports Massage is a type of therapy for athletes and non athletes depending on the rehabilitation goals. It can be used to warm up an individual prior to an athletic event or to recover after the event is finished. It is is also used when the goal is to help heal a soft tissue injury as this technique very specifically increases circulation in the blood and lymph. Sports Massage is usually performed with more rapid strokes, and can be light or deep depending on the situation.
BENEFITS PRIOR TO ATHLETIC EVENT
Prior to an athletic event, the technique is more superficial to warm up the tissues effectively but to avoid any deeper touch that could result in inflammatory injury repair.
BENEFITS AFTER AN ATHLETIC EVENT
After the event, the technique can be a bit deeper, but caution must be used as the muscles have been well utilized during the sport and therefore need supportive massage to assist in their recovery. The application of ice is often used in Sports Massage.
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