Sports Massage is a massage therapy technique specifically aimed at those involved in regular physical activity. Whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, sports massage is a beneficial therapy to keep you in the game. If you are an athlete of any sort, or someone whose occupation involves a lot of physical activity, and are living in the North Fort Myers area, Natural Concepts Massage & Healing is the place for you!
The Massage Therapists at our North Fort Myers office will discuss with you what type of sport or physical work you do. This information is vital to the process of figuring out what technique will work best for your body. Different sports put strain on different muscles. For example, someone who rides a bike regularly puts more strain on their legs, back, wrists and elbows. Someone who rows, on the other hand, will have more issues with their upper body and torso. Then again, if you work for a job that involves a lot of heavy lifting, you will have different areas of concern than the above-mentioned athletes.
Once we find out what kind of physical activity you do, we know which muscles, joints and tendons are involved and are better able to help you. When you do the same type of movement often, whether it's in the form of exercise or work, you are prone to repetitive movement injuries. Even if you don't injure yourself, you might still be dealing with muscle strain and joint aches. A sports massage therapy session specific to your needs will help reduce pain and inflammation, as well as the possibility of injury.
A sports massage is great any time. But, if you're an athlete, you want to know when a massage is really going to benefit you. Sports are all about strategy and athletes tend to think in the form of strategy. Whatever they do for their body or their sport, whether it's the way they work out or the food they eat, they do it with the intention of being the best.
The same goes for treatments such as sports massage, which is why the question of when to have a massage is one that comes up frequently with athletes. The answer is two-fold. First, sports massage is going to benefit you at any time - before and after training. Second, you have to consider what you want to achieve. Are you looking to improve your performance during a race or a game? If so, having a sports massage before your event would be a great idea as it helps increase endurance. Do you want to prevent injury? Sports massage both before and after an event can help with this.
Whatever type of sport you play or physical work you do sports massage therapy can help you perform better and prevent injury. If you're in the North Fort Myers area, call, text or email us today for a sports massage consult.