When you’ve been putting in consistent, high-intensity work at the gym, your commitment and dedication deserves some quality recovery. And sometimes, a good sports massage might be just what your body needs.
A sports massage sounds like something only a competitive athlete needs. But really, it’s a term for a massage designed for active people – like you!
We all want to stay active and injury-free. So here are a few benefits of setting aside some relaxing time for yourself and your muscles:
1. Recovery and Injury Prevention
Making time for a massage helps with workout recovery and injury prevention. Your body is known for keeping a history of the sports, activities, and injuries you’ve experienced over the years. An old knee injury might set off a chain reaction in other joints or muscle groups, leading to new injuries. A massage therapist will be able to find the chain and work through potential problem areas.
2. Increased Mobility and Decreased Discomfort
Tight muscles and reduced range of motion limits your mobility in a workout and in your daily life. A sports massage can help loosen up areas that are chronically tight and help you regain some much-needed movement. More mobility means less pain and a better quality of life.
A good sports massage can go a long way in relaxing your mind as much as your body. Spending a full hour in a quiet room unplugged with no intrusions is a great way to regroup, relax, and recharge. If you’re worried about too much pressure or a painful massage, just let your massage therapist know what you’d prefer.
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