Sports Therapy

IF YOU LOVE SPORTS, THEN YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH PAIN IN THE BODY.

As you play sports, you will have an extreme rotation in the body on most activities that can cause a lot of stress on the joints and other places in the body.  The spine can go through high-speed motion ranges on golf swings, batting swings, and so many other sports.
When you consider the pressure that people put on their body, you can understand how many of us have back pain. The best advice is that you have a healthy lifestyle and take care of your body by stretching and keeping yourself limber when you play a sport.

Pre-event massage effects and benefits

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Dilating blood vessels, which results in improved cellular nutrition to the muscles.

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Improving circulation to tendons and ligaments.

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Relaxing muscle antagonists, which results in greater muscle efficiency.

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Releasing trigger points that could negatively affect athletic performance.

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Increasing flexibility – best for gymnasts and athletes who require flexibility.

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Preventing and treating muscle spasms.

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Preparing the body’s nervous system for strenuous activity.

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Increasing heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature.

Remaining active today can help the pressure that is put on the joints and body and someone that is able to stay fit is often going to be better on the body and spine.

After playing sports, be sure that you stretch the body, spending a couple extra minutes after playing will save you a lot of pain after time.

Post-event massage

Post-event massage might consist of compressive effleurage for calming the nervous system and pushing fluid, petrissage for easing muscle tension, compression for spreading muscle fibers and restoring blood flow, broadening strokes to lengthen tight muscles, and compressive effleurage as a finishing stroke to soothe the athlete. Stretching can relieve muscle tension and restore range of motion while reciprocal inhibition can relieve muscle cramps not due to dehydration. Athletes usually look forward to a post-event massage because the benefits are experienced immediately.

If you find yourself in pain after playing sports, call us!

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