Recovery and Injury Prevention with Massage
Massage isn’t just an amenity to make you feel good, but can actually help you recover faster from workouts and prevent injuries! Let’s face it; we push our bodies to the limit every day. I’ve trained with Bodysport for the last year and know just how beat up your body feels on a daily basis. Overusing your muscles like this may often create problems and imbalances in the soft tissues. A constant build up of tension in the muscles may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. The muscles tighten and shorten over time leaving you vulnerable to strains and tears. If these are ignored, they will hinder your rate of improvement, impede performance, and ultimately make you susceptible to injury.
Massage is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the muscular-skeletal system. More specifically, sports massage which targets deeper tissues. It treats problems before they are too obvious. When giving you a massage, we can feel the variations in the tissues and use different techniques to restore muscles back to a healthier, supple state. Regular massage as part of your training program will keep your muscles loose and flexible and therefore helping to prevent injury.
Elenir – Massage Therapist and Aesthetician
Independent Contractor at Bodysport Fitness Center