Knots in your back, neck or just feeling a little sore? Massage might be just the thing to help!
Whether for sporting purposes, relaxation or chronic pain, massage therapy has been shown to be effective for athletes from all walks of life, whether a weekend warrior or elite athlete. It can help improve performance, prevent injury and promote recovery and has been shown to enhance your overall sense of both emotional and physical wellbeing.
Massage has been shown to be effective in:
Massage doesn’t need to be reserved for when your muscles are already sore from activity. A pre-event massage is ideal for prepping your body for activity/sport. It can increase blood supply to the muscles, improve joint mobility, improve mental outlook and stretch tissues. A pre-event massage can also reduce pre-game stress or anxiety and enhance sport performance.
Additionally, a post-event massage is great for helping athletes recover from high intensity exercise. It aides recovery by improving circulation, reducing muscle tension, reducing fatigue and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).