Sports massage is great for athletes of all levels and ages.As athletes train, they almost always overuse their muscles causing strains, tears and imbalances in the soft muscle tissue. Unfortunately, athletes often ignore aces and pains until they turn into more serious injuries. The more it is ignored, the worse the strain or injury becomes.
Two types of sports massage:
- Pre-event sports massage
- Post-event sports massage
Pre-event sports massage
Usually an hour before a sporting event, the massage lasts between 15-20 minutes. The massage is brief and invigorating. It also helps to warm up the muscles.
Post-event sports massage
This type of massage is more calming and relaxing compared to pre-event massage. It decreases muscle pain and soreness and reduces inflammation, encourages blood and oxygen return, helps to flush out metabolic waste products. The massage generally lasts between 15-20 minutes.
Benefits of sports massage:
- Promotes muscle repair
- Help prevent injury due to overuse if received as part of a program
- Helps release and built up tension and lactic acid
- Boost performance
- Maintain the body generally in better condition
- Prevent loss of mobility
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Pain reduction
To book your sports massage appointment today, contact Esposito Massage at 604-936-4132. We are able to accommodate daytime and evening appointments.