Any respectable athlete will answer this question with a simple, yes. Although a massage can feel great after a big game or other sporting event, there's many more benefits to sports massage than an after-game relaxation session. It can be used at 3 different times, pre event, and post event. A healthy combination of all of these will equate to a noticeable edge against the competition.
Sports massages are gaining popularity as athletes begin to realize the desirable benefits that can arise from getting them on a regular basis. Here are some of the more obvious benefits to sports massages.
Benefits of Sports Massage
-Reduced recovery time for maximum performance
-Helps prevent injuries
-Targets specific muscles used in the sport
These among many more are proven advantages an athlete can attain from participating in sports massages. For anyone who actively participates in sports, engaging in sports massage a few times a week is a healthy addition to your workout routine, and will quickly prove its importance in the sports community.
Wendell has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Iligan Medical Center College and an Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy from Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine. He obtained the Excellence Award for Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage and has a private practice in Clermont, Florida.