Sports often incorporate repetitive movements, and these movements are often aggressive in nature. Consider how hard the arm must work just to pitch a baseball at 80 miles per hour or pass a football across the field, and remember that it has to do this over and over again throughout the game. This type of activity can be stressful on your body. Enjoying a sports therapy massage at LIFETIME Spines in Austin can help relieve your discomfort and get your body ready to get back in the game. Athletes who give sports therapy a try experience these benefits:
Sports activities often include demanding physical movements that cause your muscles to become more and more tense until they simply can’t relax. Sports therapy has been very effective in relaxing chronically tight muscles.
This muscle tension can build up so much that your flexibility becomes compromised because your muscles cannot relax, and chronically tight muscles are more likely to experience injuries like pulls and tears. Sports therapy can relax and stretch your muscles, increasing your flexibility.
DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness, occurs between 12 and 72 hours after an exercise, especially if that exercise is one that the athlete is unaccustomed to. It can cause debilitating pain and muscle stiffness. Sports therapy encourages blood flow and has been shown to reduce and/or prevent the effects of DOMS.
For more benefits of getting sports therapy, see part two on this topic. If you’re ready to experience the benefits listed above, request an appointment at LIFETIME Spines in Austin by clicking the button on the top right of this page. Don’t forget to check out our current massage specials!