Sports Massage Therapy
What Is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage Therapy is a combination of massage strokes and techniques combined with flexibility and specific exercise routines geared to increase an athletes performance capabilities. The application of Sports Massage Therapy is determined by ones own specific anatomical and physiological needs. Basic musculoskeletal evaluations, orthopedic assessments, and flexibility analysis do this. By determining the athletes specific needs, the Sports Massage practitioner will not only be able to provide increased strength, speed and flexibility, but also improve biomechanical efficiency and decrease the potential for injury. This is a comprehensive program with a shared responsibility between the Sports Massage Therapist and the athlete.
Benefits of Sports Massage
• Improvement of circulation
• Reduces muscle tension
• Reduces swelling
• Aids in lymphatic drainage
• Decreases muscle fatigue
• Aids in preventing muscular spasm
• Accelerates recovery from training and competition
• Increases flexibility and range of motion
• Aids in the healing of acute injuries so that they do not become a source of repetitive aggravation
• Breaks down scar tissue and adhesions which lead to improper muscular function
• And much more…
How are NMT and Sports Massage treatments different from a basic massage Treatment?
While each system uses a hands-on approach to soft tissue manipulation, Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy are extremely specific. Like massage therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage Therapy address the muscle bellies, but they also go to work with the entire length of the muscle from origin to insertion. Instead of a general approach, Sports Massage identifies postural and biomechanical distortions that are involved with pain patterns. These systems also go on to strategically manipulate specific soft tissue components to facilitate structural change and balance.
The Denver Sports Massage therapists are specially trained in the area of Athletic Massage. We have extensive experience working with athletes during “Pre” and “Post” event activities such as marathons and triathlons. There is no longer a need to wait in those ridiculously long lines after a grueling triathlon only to be completely cooled down before receiving what was to be a more beneficial cool down consisting of muscular flushing and stretching. Most athletes ranging from the “weekend warriors” to the most competitive professionals, practice and compete with other friends or spouses. Having the benefit of a professionally trained therapist to assist you and your friends both before, during and after any event is the edge that could make the difference between going home a “sore” looser or an invigorated winner. Sports Therapy Massage can also benefit any athlete in training albeit at a track, gym, tennis court or wherever your training endeavors may take you.
Today’s world consisting of split second updates, hair pinned turning points and race for the deadline proposals is sure to raise the competitive spirit in us all. Being alert, focused, and ready at all times is the edge that each of us long to maintain. With societies increased demand on both time and efficiency, Sports Massage is the edge you are looking for.
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5950 S. Willow Dr. Ste 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111