When You Need A Sport Massage

sport-massage-tennisWhether you’re a professional athlete or someone who likes sports you can run the risk of several problems that can require sport massage therapies.

Don’t make the mistake of underestimating sport massage techniques and therapies.  They’ve been around since the beginning of recorded history.  The ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, the sporting people of China and the rest of Asia and just about everyone else in the world had some forms of sport massage or massage in general for those worn out muscles.

Excessive exercise of the muscles can bring on muscle fatigue and injury.  Sport massage is used as both a preventative and remedying approach that no one yet has complained about.  Not everyone can be a top notch sport massage therapist and professionals are certified.  At home the regular folks can study up and apply these techniques.  It’s only when it comes to regular sports activities like in school or professionally that the high end forms of sport massage are called for big time.

One problem is DOMS or delayed-onset-muscle soreness.  This occurs when long after the exercise or activity the muscles then begin to ache.  When this happens it can debilitate an athlete and compromise their regular recovery.  Having a sport massage specialist around can change things for the better and if you’ve ever suffered from this you’ll know what we mean.

It’s always a wise move to prepare for muscle fatigue or injury when playing sports.  Again, it doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or just the average person.  The popularity nowadays of getting out and exercising more has some people overdoing things and that brings about another primary reason regarding the importance of sport massage.  There are private masseuses and parlors one can go to.  Having one at one’s exercise club is generally standard too.  If you don’t have one nearby you can take classes.  Actually it’s a good idea to gather up the family and friends and make an outing of learning sports massage because you never know when it will come in handy and it will come in handy.

It’s a relaxing and soothing and stress relieving process and done right can lead to more rapid recovery so that exercise and sporting can be done.

Considering that in today’s fitness conscious society, using sport massage before and after a workout or sporting event is a wise school of thought to employ.  It’s about preventing injury and remedying injuries which is a sound bit of advice and remedy.  Let’s say that mom decides to take up tennis.  Tennis is one of the more rigorous sports as it calls for lots of movement at a constant pace.  Muscles and tendons get quite a workout with just one match.  Prior to the match mom should have a sport massage and after the matches have another session.  This will prevent and handle things right there.  For bodybuilders let us say junior is looking to bulk up so he can compete with the bigger fellows on the football team.  Even at his teenage years he can overdo things and should have sport massage options available.

Not just sports but consider other physically demanding activities like dance or a job where physical labor is expended.  Using the muscles too much can cause injury and again sport massage can come in handy.

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About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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