Sports massage in Etobicoke has a number of benefits including preventing injury, restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue, boosting performance, maintaining the body in overall better condition and extending the life of your athletic career. Sports massage is a simple, commonly used form of therapy popular in sport. The benefits and effects of sports massage include physical effects such as circulating blood and lymphatic fluids as well as stretching muscle tissue and breaking down scar tissue.
What Happens During Sports Massage?
* pre-event sports massage a short, stimulating massage 15 45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.
* post-event sports massage given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the bodys tissues.
* restorative sports massage given during training to allow the athelete to train harder and with less injury.
* rehabilitative sports massage aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health.
Benefit of sport massage
A sports massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem a tender knee from running, for instance. It is also be a good idea to see a movement therapist, who can help you identify and correct the movement pattern that might be causing your injury in the first place.
The therapist generally focuses in on the problem area a frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring, for instance rather than giving you a full-body massage.
Sometimes men who are new to the spa are more comfortable getting a sports massage because it sounds more masculine. Thats fine, even if they dont have an injury.
No matter what type of massage you choose, the therapist should check in with you about what your needs and expectations are for the massage.
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