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Sports Massage works on a deep level of muscular or connective tissue. This style fits with the no pain, no gain philosophy. The therapist uses slow, hard strokes and deep sustained finger pressure to work deeply into the contracted muscles, fascia and tendons. This technique increases flexibility, encourages muscles to work at their fullest capacity, and speeds up the healing process by reducing swelling following an injury. It is especially designed for athletes and week-end warriors who suffer from tight or sore muscles.

As athletes boosts their training schedule, they almost always overuse their muscles, causing strain, tears and imbalances in the soft muscle tissues. Most athletes, in their quest to improve, ignore aches and pains until they turn into serious injuries. The longer a sports injury is ignored, the more susceptible it becomes to further strain and injury.

One way to aid in muscle repair after training is with sports massage. Sports massage will help release any built up tension and lactic acid in the overworked muscles so that blood and oxygen can return to the muscle and effectively promote muscle repair. Sports massage, if received as part of an overall sports program, can help an athlete prevent injury due to overuse.

In addition to using regular sports massage sessions as part of your sports program, it can also benefit an athlete in the following ways:

Pre-Event Massage - can help athletes prepare for a competitive event. A pre-event massage is brief and invigorating, usually lasting 15-20 minutes. It is given within an hour before the sporting event, through the clothes to warm up the muscles.

Post-Event Massage should be calming and relaxing. The goal is to ease muscle pain (by decreasing tension), muscle soreness (by dispersing lactic acid), and to reduce inflammation. A post-event massage should last no more than 15 to 20 minutes and it should be administered through the athlete’s clothes. Post-event massages encourage the return of blood and oxygen to tense areas and they flush out metabolic waste products that have built up during strenuous muscle use.


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