Facts About Sports Therapy
Sports injuries are common and can happen with or without being involved with sports. They can involve your neck (cervical spine) including hyper flexion/extension (whiplash type) injury or involve the low back (lumbar spine) and such as a slip and fall accident. Other sports injuries include strains, sprains, bruises or tendonitis. Football, basketball, baseball, bowling, martial arts, boxing, gymnastics, cheerleading and soccer are the most common sports where injuries can occur.
Injuries often include a numbness /tingling feeling or pain in the head, neck, back, leg, arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Sports massage therapy helps reduce these symptoms and when combined with chiropractic adjustments, can offer effective relief of these symptoms and help you feel great again.
Sports Therapy Massage Benefits
A sports therapy massage helps the body maintain itself in a better condition, helps prevent injuries and loss of mobility, can cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boosts performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career. Benefits include a faster healing process to better get you to where you need to be whether in sports, your job or your health.
Below are Several Reasons a Sports Therapy Massage May be Right For You:
- 1Pain reduction – Tension and waste products within muscles can often cause pain. A sports therapy massage helps reduce pain in many ways including releasing the bodies own endorphins.
- 2Relaxation – Muscles relax through massage and results amplify with applied heat. Stretching and massage help promote better circulation. Mechanoreceptors which sense touch, pressure, tissue length and warmth are stimulated causing a reflex relaxation.
- 3Anxiety Reduction – Just like the effects mentioned above under relaxation, a sports therapy massage reduces anxiety levels and helps restore physical and mental balance.
- 4Opens Micro-Circulation – A sports therapy massage increases blood flow to tissues as does exercise. What sports therapy massage also does is open or dilate the blood vessels and by stretching them in which nutrients and oxygen can pass through more easily.