Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes

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Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes:

  1. Increases flexibility
  2. Increases blood circulation
  3. Reduces pain
  4. Better sleep
  5. Relaxation

Massage elicits mechanical response and reflex response that reduce muscle tension, hypertonicity, swelling, and even breathing pattern disorders.

Massage Therapy is also known to decrease delayed onset muscle soreness with stiffness and fatigue after a game or practice.

Also Massage Therapy improve on athlete’s range of motion, soft tissue function, athletic performance and makes them more aware of muscle tone.

Massage Therapy also helps to massage therapy helps to recover an athlete’s heart rate variability and diastolic blood pressure.

Techniques

Graston Techniques

To treat soft tissue injuries specificall.

Uses stainless steel instruments with therapeutic exercise to focus on and treat areas affected by chronic inflammation and soft tissue fibrosis.

Active Release Techniques

To treat overused muscle condition.

Based on movement and not limited to muscle tissues, but with ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves.