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Sports injury recovery utilizes a type of sports massage therapy that specifically focuses on helping athletes get back in the game quickly from training and performance injuries. It can also be used as cool-down massage to help muscles adjust to the stress that they endured during a workout.
During a sports injury recovery massage appointment, your massage therapist will use a combination of techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release and orthopedic massage, to stretch tight muscles and break down adhesions (knots). The calculated touch of a sports injury recovery session can help improve blood flow, warming muscles and helping them release tension. Sports injury recovery massage can also help reduce pain from muscle spasms and cramps that occur in overworked areas.
Massage helps eliminate stiffness surrounding broken bones, fractures, sprains, and other injuries. Through targeted stretching and deep tissue massage, your therapist will help improve mobility in the area of injury. Massage increases blood flow to the muscles, which will help oxygen and nutrients reach problem areas and speed recovery.
Incorporating sports massage therapy into your training regimen can not only accelerate the healing time of any existing injuries you may have, but by repairing adhesions and strains, sports injury massage can also help you avoid future problems.