Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers.
The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.
For anyone participating in the regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It's best to talk with one of our professional massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.
Who will benefit from Clinical Massage Therapy?
If you suffer from any of the following disorders, you may benefit by clinical massage at Fusion Fitness.
- Any chronic muscle or joint pain.
- A known condition of referred pain, such as when my neck gets tense I get a headache.
- Any recurring symptoms that seem to accompany or are precipitated by muscle tightness.
- Tight muscles that are limiting the mobility of a joint.
- Chronically fatigued muscles.
- Low energy level, especially when accompanied by muscle aches and pains.
- A recent muscle injury that generates pain or dysfunction in areas not seemingly involved in the injury
- Any visceral dysfunction that tests negative for conventional causes.
- Muscle pain that recurs in an area with no apparent new cause.
- A tendency for pain to spread to other muscles whenever a simple strain or injury occurs
People find that therapeutic massage can help with a wide range of medical conditions, including:
- Musculo-skeletal injuries such as tennis or golfers elbow, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel
- Arthritis (both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic and acute pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestive/Gastrointestinal disorders, including spastic colon, constipation and diarrhea
- Headache, especially when due to muscle tension
- Immune function disorders
- And more