Sports massage is a form of bodywork that focuses on the unique needs of athletes and is a key focus at Herald Square Chiropractic and Sport. It’s intended to improve performance, reduce fatigue, release muscular tension, improve flexibility, and reduce the likelihood of injury. Sports massage is also an invaluable tool in experiencing long lasting recovering from sports related injuries.
Sports massage differs from relaxation massage in many ways. Where relaxation massage is intended to relax the body and improve circulation, pre- and post-event sports massage is intended to relieve muscular tension while energizing and invigorating those some muscle groups. Sports massage is used to address the specific needs of athletes and incorporates many different massage modalities from Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy to Facilitated Stretching.
Sports Massage reduces the likelihood of sports injuries and assists in recovery when an injury has occurred. It improves workout recovery time, reduces physical and mental stress, and helps maintain an optimal body condition and top performance.
Yes. Sports Massage has been shown to reduce injury recovery time and improve outcomes. Sports Massage helps reduce pain and swelling from soft tissue injuries. It improves circulation to the injured area and promotes faster healing. It helps maintain and increase the range of motion and helps minimize scarring. When applied to old injuries, it can improve strength and flexibility and help mobilize and soften old scars.
No. Sports massage is appropriate for many people, from construction workers to those working assembly line jobs. Any occupation or daily activity that puts undue stress and strain on the body may make a person an appropriate candidate for Sports Massage treatment at Herald Sqaure Chiropractic and Sport.
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