If you are an athlete looking to recover from an injury or chronic pain due to the sport you participate in, massage therapy can help speed up the healing process and also prevent you from reinjuring the muscle again.
Benefits of Massage THerapy for Athletes
- Help Muscles Relax
- Relieve tension
- Improve your circulation
- Improve range of motion
- Speeds up recovery time
- Prevents over training
- Helps heal injuries
- Helps to prevent injuries
Types of Massages for Sports Recovery
- Trigger Point Massage Therapy
- Swedish massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
Reasons Athletes need Massage Therapy
- Muscles go through more stress due to maximizing your muscles
- Enhances pre-competition training
- Reduces recover time between training sessions
- More flexibility
- Helps with blood flow
- Provides oxygen and nutrient to muscles
- Eliminates by-products of exercise
- Psychological benefits
- Reduces Pain
Many athletes are now using massage therapy as part of their training as it has made a noticeable difference in improving their performance. Not only has it helped them with performance, it has also been used as a preventative measure to avoid any future injuries. Any athlete who has sprains or strains on their muscles can be treated by a massage therapist to reduce pain, increase mobility, while helping them recover.
Whether you are looking for a reduction of pain or that added extra performance advantage, we can help you achieve your goals by helping your body adapt and recover from the rigours demands of any physical training.
Injuries massage therapists can help with
- Shoulder Strains
- Ankle Sprains
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Tennis / Golfers Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Neck Strains
- Back Pain
- Hamstring Strain
- Sore and Strained Muscles
- As well as many more
To help you heal we do an initial assessment to see the extent and degree of the injury. From there a treatment plan will be used to help with recovery and alleviate any pain.
We can also work with athletes focusing on the muscles that are used for their specific sports. Some specific sports we work with include:
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Track and Field Athletes
We also work on athletes of other disciplines.
With any recovery protocol, there may be some stiffness and tenderness for 1-2 days after your massage. But over all sports massage is safe for injury prevention and recovery.
Research on sports massage
Research has also shown that athletes that have had a sports massage felt less fatigued and recovered faster. Furthermore, it has shown that massages reduced anxiety, improved mood, had better sleeps, and felt better overall.
If you’re looking for a sports massage therapist in Winnipeg, you can check online for availability.