Whether you’re just about to step on the field or want to recover from last weekend’s big game, there are a host of different benefits to sports massage. At Know Knots Mobile Massage, we have helped plenty of athletes prepare or recover from their exertions, and we’ve collected some important benefits of sports massage for you here.
Below, you’ll find some of the advantages of working your muscles with Know Knots Mobile Massage either pre-performance, post-performance, during training, or for rehabilitation.
What Exactly is Sports Massage?
Unless you’re a trained massage therapist yourself, you might be wondering precisely what makes sports massage unique when compared to other types of massage therapy. Firstly, it focuses on the muscles relevant to a particular sport. This means that it’s different for every person and also requires an intimate knowledge of massage therapy, as well as sports and sports medicine on the part of the therapist. Additionally, there are a variety of different techniques incorporated into sports massages, such as compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, Swedish style massage, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), and more.
What Are the Foremost Benefits of Sports Massage?
Of course, there are a lot of psychological benefits to sports massage, including the peace of mind that you’ll be ready to play when that next game or tournament comes around. But there are also some key physical advantages as well, such as:
- Sleeping Better
- Decreased Muscle Spasms
- Decreased Neurological Excitability
- Decreased Muscle Tension
- Increased Sense of Well-Being
- Enhanced Flexibility
- Improved Range of Motion
The benefits above have been proven, but there are also some purported benefits that have yet to be proven by research, including things like enhanced blood flow, reduced lactic acid and other exercise waste, as well as decreased recovery time and chance of injury when playing sports.
Finding the Right Sports Massage Therapist for You
Before we go, we wanted to give you a few tips on how to find a reliable sports massage therapist. First, it’s important to work with someone that specifically states they can address your health concerns. Also, be sure to ask whether they’ve been licensed by the American Massage Therapy Organization or another industry-standard organization. Don’t be afraid to ask for their credentials. Lastly, it’s important to inquire as to the different types of massage therapy mobile masseuses practice. This will give you a better idea of whether they’re right for you or not.
Contact us today for mobile sports massage and more!
One of the best things about Know Knots Mobile Massage is that we’ll come to you. We’re also more affordable than our competitors (Soothe, Zeele, Massage Envy) and provide a full 60 minutes of massage therapy while others only provide 50 minutes for an hour-long massage session.
To learn more, contact Know Knots Mobile Massage online or call (951) 534-5555 to schedule your appointment.