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Sports Massage: Vigorous Therapy Will Help You Relax

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If you're looking for a soothing experience, a sports massage treatment may not seem like it would do it for you. At least, not at first.

But if you want your circulation to increase and your cells to be nourished, consider a sports massage.

Metabolic waste is dispatched, and afterwards your muscle pain will diminish, as will your fatigue.

Sports massage is done vigorously, with the myofascia muscles as its targets. Its goal is to enhance movement before activity, during and after activity.

If you are looking for pre-rehab, an improvement in your performance, or better recovery from injury, sports massage may be the answer.

Whether you are going to be playing in a sports event, working in your garden, going for a run on your own or getting active with your friends, a sports massage is beneficial both before or after the activity.

A massage before being active will relax your muscles and enhance your frame of mind.

A massage afterward can help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. Your increased circulation and waste removal will have you feeling better faster than you normally would.

An injury such as a muscle sprain or strain will respond well to sports massage. It can enhance regeneration of tissue, decrease scar tissue and shrink stretch marks.

Swelling is decreased while circulation is increased. Adhesions and scar tissue get broken down.

Repetitive motion causes repetitive stress on the body. Some muscles are overworked while others are not being used much.

This situation can lead to being less efficient in your movement. It can also result in an injury.

A massage therapist is trained to recognize imbalances showing up in your muscles, and can help to regain muscle balance.

Sports massage can increase a limited range of motion and joint flexibility. Muscles that are weakened, too tight or atrophied from lack of movement will benefit.

Muscles that are overworked or injured are relaxed. Cramps and spasms will ease.

Sports massage despite its name is not just for people playing sports. Chronic health conditions can benefit in significant ways.

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