Preventative Injury & Rehabilitation
Sports massage is a stretch therapy and movement-based massage used before, during, and after athletic events to increase flexibility, reduce pain, and prevent athletic injuries such as; Plantar Fasciitis, Ilio-tibial Band Syndrome, Rotator Cuff, Piriformis Syndrome, Hamstring and Calf Injuries, Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injuries, Golfers/Tennis elbow.
When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful rehabilitation massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.
The body uses compensation patterns to perform motions when strength and mobility are not sufficient. Muscle imbalances can form when a muscle or group of muscles are unable to properly move a joint through a range of motion, other muscles in the body will take over for that inhibited muscle to try and bring the body back into balance.
Pre-Event Sports Massage
Pre-Event Sports massage is great when used in preparation for events and competitions. It helps get the athlete in a good mental state for competition and prepares them to reach their athletic performance potential.
Pre-Event Sports Massage reduces the risk of future injury and accelerates the body’s healing process during recovery time for tired and fatigued muscles. Massage increases healthy muscle tone & flexibility for stamina and sports performance.
Pre-Event Sports Massage increases circulation which helps flush out toxins and lactic acid built up during exercise, this helps reduce pain and discomfort while training.
Avoid discomfort of experiencing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) with Be Wells Certified Sports Massage Therapists use different techniques including PNF stretching, deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, hot and cold therapy and cupping
depending on the athlete’s individual needs at the time of treatment.
Post-Event Sports Massage
Post-event sports massage is given after a competition and can also be delivered on site, through the clothes.
Post-event massage is mainly focused on recovery. It is geared toward reducing muscle spasms and metabolic waste build-up that occurs with vigorous exercise.
Recovery after competition involves not only tissue repair, but also general relaxation, calming the nervous system and beginning the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body.
Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. A recovery session can range from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours in length and
should be done as soon as possible after the event.
Many athletes use this type of massage on a regular basis to help recover from their intense training schedules and optimize their performance.