Sports Massage and Its Many Benefits
Athletes and those involved with professional or amateur sports rely on the services of an RMT or a health care provider for many reasons. So, they may seek registered massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, orthopedics, kinesiology and other medical and alternative treatments.
Sports massage therapy can help pro or amateur athletes. Yet, it can also help nearly anyone suffering from pain or mobility issues. For example, massage can help with muscle or joint pain. In addition, it can relieve discomfort along the vertebral column. Then, patients can reap the benefits of massage therapy and other techniques that improve their quality of life. Also, massage can strengthen posture, increase mobility and alleviate pain.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage therapy and sports injuries seem to go hand in hand. However, these techniques are only supportive measures. They can aid the healing process, help manage pain, or assist the patient in their rehabilitation process. Yet, massage cannot replace needed medical treatment. Massage therapy typically stimulates muscle regeneration and blood circulation. Also, it reduces blood pressure, heart rate and pain. Some experts even claim that sports massage therapy can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. They go on to say that this releases endorphins and serotonin into the body.
Can Massage Therapy Help Me?
In any case, injuries of all types frequently happen to amateur and pro athletes as well as less active individuals. In other words, everyone might need of or benefit from consulting a professional massage therapist, a chiropractor or a kinesiologist at some point. For example, it is estimated that over 90% of the population will during their lifetime suffer from back pain or joint pain. Perhaps surprisingly, this does not only apply to the elderly. In fact, there are many causes for back pain, among them nerve, muscle, bone, joint or spinal issues. Back pain is also thought to be one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Would you like to find out what benefits of Sports massage therapy holds for you? If so, book an appointment with one of our RMTs at Davie Village Registered Massage Therapy or contact us for more info.