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What a Sports Massage Can Do for Your Game

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There are many benefits of a sports massage when it comes to your game.

Reduced Soreness

A sports massage helps to reduce the stiffness and soreness in the muscles. In fact, this is one of the main reasons why an athlete is going to get a sports massage. When the muscles in the shoulders, back, and legs loosen up it can cause the pain to go away over time. It also helps to remove any buildup of lactic acid that a person might have in their body. A lot of times this happens when the muscles are overused by the athletes.  

More Flexibility

After the massage, the muscles are going to be a lot more flexible. If the muscles are not flexible enough while the person is trying to participate in their sport, it can cause an injury, but the massage therapy can help make sure that the person maintains flexibility and avoids injury. For this reason, a massage before a competition is always a good idea. An athletes’ performance will be much better and injury-free.

Improved Sleep

The third benefit, and among the most important, is that it can help with the quality of the sleep that you are getting. The massage is going to relax your muscles and help to relax your mind, which has great psychological effects on your body. This means that you are going to feel well rested before the next game since you are going to sleep a lot better the night after a massage.

Better Circulation

A massage helps to improve the circulation of the blood inside of the body. This means that the athlete is going to have an easier time controlling their breathing while they are playing the game. The body needs a certain amount of oxygen flowing through it in order for an athlete to perform at their best. With a massage, that oxygen flow will increase and the athlete will have a better heart rate. Therefore, the body will be far more capable of successfully performing all of the moves that you are going to need to do in order to play the game well.

More Nutrients

The fifth benefit is that your tissues are going to be able to get a lot more nutrients. Since the blood is going to be circulating inside of the body like it is supposed to be, the blood vessels are going to be able to move more. This is one of the main reasons why the tissues will be able to get the nutrients that they need distributed through the blood to them. This helps to eliminate any waste that you might have inside of your body a lot faster and it can replenish the nourishment that the body is going to need when you are trying to play a very active game.

Fewer Knots

A massage can help to get rid of any of the knots that you might have in your muscles. If there is any tension in your muscles, then you are going to have knots in the muscles. These knots are going to be the hard lumps that appear in the body that can be very big. This is something that happens a lot to athletes because they overuse their muscles each time they play the game. The knots are a combination of lactic acid, toxins, and calcium. If you are not able to address them when they happen, then they can become a bigger problem later on.

Reduced Scar Tissue

Massage therapy can break down some of the scar tissue that you have inside your body. This is something else that is very common with athletes because of the adhesion that happens to their muscles. The muscles are going to bunch up together and leave some scar tissue. But if this is not treated immediately, then it can lead to a lot of complications like surgery in the future of the athlete.  

Reduced Weight

The eighth benefit is that it can help to reduce the amount of weight that the athlete might have. There are some athletes that are going to need to stay in a certain weight class in order to play their game. Therefore, they are not going to want to gain a lot of weight. Basically, a sports massage is going to work a lot like exercising since is going to cause you to break a sweat. Therefore, you can burn calories. The massages can also break down some of the fat in the body so that it can be absorbed back into the person’s blood. If you have any type of cellulite, the massage is going to help to get rid of it.

More Toned Muscles

Finally, a massage can help to tone up some of the muscles that you have. It is important to remember that the muscles inside of the body are made up of fibers. If the massage therapy is able to stimulate the fibers in the muscles, then it will be able to tone up those muscles. It is always a good idea for an athlete to have a body that is very toned when they are trying to play some sports.

These are some of the many benefits of a sports massage. If you would like to book a sports massage, contact us today! We look forward to seeing you.

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