The Many Benefits of Sport Massage for Athletes

Athletes put a lot of strain on their bodies. The constant pressure on their bodies from intense workout routines and playing sports can cause aches that are hard to endure.

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) stated that a massage helps to improve performance, can reduce aches and pain, possibly prevent injury, encourage focus and shorten an athlete’s recovery time.  Massage essentially involves two response types–mechanical and reflex. Mechanical responses are a result of pressure and movement. Reflex responses are when the nerves respond to the stimulation of a massage.

A study conducted by scientists at Buck Institute for Research on Aging at McMaster University in Ontario focused on the specific benefits of massage. It stated that massage reduced inflammation and promoted the growth of new mitochondria. Mitochondria are the energy-producing units in the cells that follow intense exercises and workouts.  

A massage can also help aid in preventing any serious injuries caused by sports. It will keep the body’s tissues healthy and will activate the release of energy that’s needed for muscle recovery.

It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial to our health. However, during a strenuous workout, muscles can experience trauma and inflammation. To heal these small muscle tears, reduce inflammation and other cellular damage, the muscles need a lot of energy– massage can provide this energy. This means that massage can not only help with pain relief but recovery as well–making it the perfect after exercise activity for athletes.

A Few Benefits of Massage for Athletes:

  • Help reduce muscle tension
  • Athletes can monitor their muscle tone
  • Can decrease the muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise or playing sports
  • Can help enhance athletic performance
  • Increases the range of bodily motion
  • Helps prevent injuries if massage is received regularly

Not only does massage feel good, it’s good for you too. Contact LaVida Massage near you today to get the massage that you deserve.

 

How Massage Can Help Improve Posture

Neck and back pain is directly related to your posture. The further you hunch over your keyboard, the tenser the muscles become from extended tension. Poor posture is not about how you look. It is about your health. Massage therapy is a sure-fire...

Massage Treatment For Chronic Pain

Although there is no definite cure for chronic pain conditions, a massage therapy is one of the best options to help manage and alleviate the situation. Chronic pain can stop individuals from carrying their day to day activities and if not managed...

How Can Massage Therapy Help Sciatica?

The value of massage as a stress reliever is well known. Yet massage therapy can also help many people who are coping with physical pain. Let's see how it can help sciatica. Do You Have Symptoms of Sciatica? You might have been dealing...

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

Unless they're told they need massages by a certified health professional, people are likely to forget that massages are even available in their daily lives. With all of the errands and obligations people have, it may not even occur to them that...

The Benefits of Massage for Your Skin

Massage is known all over the world for its ability to ease physical pain and reduce anxiety. What is it about massage that makes it different from other treatments? The body is made up of a myriad of muscle and connective tissues. Massage...

How Massage Therapy Can Help Your Migraines

If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you don’t need anyone to tell you how destructive they can be. If you suffer from chronic episodes, or are in fear of them, you need an effective treatment plan. Doctors and neurologists can help you...

Therapeutic Aromatherapy for Insomnia

For the fourth night in a row, you find yourself staring at the ceiling while lying in bed. Wide-awake, you’re desperate for a few hours of sleep. Unfortunately, sleep is evading you once again. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re...

Steps to Keeping Your Fitness Resolutions

New Year's resolutions often start out great, but keeping them over time is difficult, especially where fitness is concerned. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to stick to your fitness resolutions all year. Start...

The Perfect Facial to Reverse the Signs of Aging

An individual's face is the first place to begin showing signs of aging. Therefore, because no other part of the body experiences quite as much wear and tear, it's critical to find the perfect facial to reverse aging. Our delicate facial...

Massage Therapy for Stretch Marks and Scar Tissue

Scar tissue and stretch marks are two things that many individuals wonder how to get rid of. Massage therapy, along with its many other great benefits, can help to remedy both scar tissue and stretch marks if performed properly. While you might not...

Boost Your Health With a Professional Massage

Massage therapy is more than just helping the body feel good. Although this is a leading benefit to partaking in routine massage appointments, there are other positive health benefits that come from the massage routine. Ultimately, anyone who is...

The Role of Massage Therapy in Dementia Care

The prevalence of dementia among our aging populace is being seen in every sector of senior services.  In fact, people suffering from dementia constitute about half of all nursing home and assisted-living facility residents.  Recently,...

Soothe Osteoarthritis Pain With Massage Therapy

Osteoarthritis, which affects about 12% of Americans, occurs when cartilage between joints breaks down, causing pain and stiffness. What many people are unaware of is that this condition is easily treatable with one of the oldest healing techniques...

Reduce Your Stress With a Relaxing Massage

Regardless of where you work, your job is most likely a major source of the stress you deal with on a daily basis. Presentations, deadlines, and meetings can take a toll on you, as well as your employees. As reported by the American Psychologist...

Enhance Your Massage with a Hot Stone Add-On

Everyone knows that a professional massage can be an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating experience, but not everyone knows the benefits of hot stone therapy. A hot stone massage involves the use of smooth, heated stones for deep relaxation and...
Page: 12 - All
New Client
One Hour Massage Session:
$
59
95
New to LaVida Massage?

As our guest, we want to share our
practices and procedures so you feel
completely comfortable at your local
LaVida Massage Center and
throughout your session.

Save BIG at LaVida
Become a Member: Save up to 25% on services. Refer a Friend: Earn points toward FREE services.