In today’s active world, many people suffer the debilitating soreness of the daily grind and are looking for solutions to counter muscle discomfort and tendon damage. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a dedicated enthusiast, or a professional athlete, getting the right kind of treatment before and after a workout can mean the difference between a performance boost, and a devastating injury.
A major benefit of therapeutic massage treatments are their ability to focus-in on muscle-tendon connections, dramatically improving hip-flexor range of motion, and leading to significantly decreased post-workout muscular trauma. Distinct treatments are quite varied, and are commonly sport-specific, leveraging different techniques depending on each individual’s impact profile. Golfers, tennis players and long-distance runners have their own specific stress-points and injuries, each of which necessitate precise care.
Coaches from all disciplines have begun to realize that massage is a key to personal readiness, a necessity in any balanced workout regimen. Massage impacts not only your physical performance, but also, by reducing tension and anxiety, it can help you focus on the task at hand. Most of the major sports leagues have added massage as a regular part of their players’ fitness routines. For peak conditioning, especially in the lead-up to a major event, regular massage therapy can help ensure you’re performing at your absolute maximum.
Seven time Tour de France Winner Lance Armstrong says he gets at least three massages a week and Gold-medal superstar Michael Phelps notes that during training season, he receives three massages every day. Sports professionals across the planet are using massage to reduce muscle tension, promote relaxation, enhance performance and most importantly, to help prevent, and to speed recovery, from otherwise debilitating injuries.
Book an appointment with us now to speak with one of our registered sports-massage practitioners. We’ll help you define a therapeutic massage regimen to suit your specific requirements and to ensure you have the competitive advantage.