Athletes put their bodies through a lot of strenuous activity, and it does eventually take a physical toll. Repetitive and aggressive movements such as pitching a baseball, passing a football, or running flat out across a basketball court can cause a lot of stress on your muscles. Many athletes counter the effects of tense and sore muscles through sports therapy. Sports therapy is a type of massage that relieves discomfort caused by athletic activities. It has a number of benefits, including the following:
We all know that sore muscles are painful, but sports therapy can help. As your muscles become more relaxed and loose and as blood flow increases, the pain will also be relieved. In part one on this topic, we discussed one of the most significant examples of this: sports therapy can reduce or prevent the negative effects of delayed onset muscle soreness.
Muscles that are exposed to massage on a regular basis experience pain relief, improved blood flow, and improved flexibility, all of which contribute to a general lack of fatigue.
Increase Overall Performance
Athletes who have done sports therapy have experienced better overall performance due to less pain, improved flexibility, less fatigue, etc. They also experience relief from anxiety and improved mood.
Click here to read part one on this topic, and don’t check out our massage specials at LIFETIME Spines in Austin. Our massage therapists can take care of your massage needs. Schedule your first appointment today to start experiencing these benefits of sports therapy.