Imagine a massage- the stress melting away, the restorative, rejuvenating feeling of a skilled set of hands setting your muscles free of tension. Well it turns out that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of massage. Athletes are finding that sports massage makes the difference between a quick recovery and a sore set of muscles. Let's take a look at how massage increases the speed of recovery, helps your muscles rebuild more effectively, and helps you avoid injury.
The first benefit of sports massage is improving circulation and blood flow to muscles in sore need of recovery. Blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and then takes away waste products which hamper the recovery process. Sports massage then breaks up adhesion in the muscles, helping you to rebuild muscle more effectively. Here are more benefits of sports massage:
Athletes already prioritize rest and recovery post-exercise; sports massage just helps to maximize the efficiency of this period. Studies show that athletes who receive a massage in the period following exercise will have increased blood flow and reduced stiffness and pain. If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of sports massage, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.