4 Ways Athletes Can Benefit From Massage
Updated: Dec 15, 2019
When it comes to massage therapy most people think about relaxation at a spa setting. The use of massage is much more diverse. Athletes in specific, can use the benefits that massage has to offer to make them overall well- rounded athlete.
1️. Massage Therapy can promote better sleep pattern. If consistent enough with receiving regular massage treatment, an athlete can improve the quantity and quality of their sleep.
2️. Massage Therapy decreases the risk of injury. An athlete at any level is still an athlete. From going to the gym for an hour 3 times a week, to your Olympic Sprinter. An athlete who is receiving massage on a consistent basis will decrease the risk of injury by improving their
range of motion and muscle flexibility. This type of therapy is fantastic for maximizing the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow and the elimination of lactic acid in the muscle.
3️. Improves Muscle Tone. Massage aids in the improvement of muscle tone by mechanically stimulating inherent reflexes found within muscle fibers.
4️.Reduces Muscle Tension by decreasing muscle stiffness and soreness after training. If an athlete is stiff or sore due to either a hard training day or from a past injury, he or she will not performing at optimal performance. Massage will help remove the build up of lactic acid in the muscle and stripping the muscle of any other toxins