Sports Massage

Sports massage is beneficial for athletes to alleviate muscle tension, stress, and lactic acid build-up in soft tissue. Remaining residue in soft tissue is usually caused from lack of proper stretching after exercise or repetitive motion. Without manual manipulation that flushes out this lactic acid the athlete is more susceptible to prolonged soreness and future minor injuries. Also, lesions and restrictive movement is more likely. Sports massage can reverse these set-backs. Also, it helps prevent future injuries and maintain the athlete for peak performance. Other benefits of sports massage are reducing the heart rate and blood pressure. Usually it increases circulation and lymph flow. This helps drain out the toxins to purge out soreness and pain.

Since every sport involves different sets of muscles, sports massage caters to individual specific needs. For instance, many people compete in Pebble Beach golf tournaments and around the Peninsula. Such individuals swing repetitively in the same direction. Consequently, muscles often foreshorten and others stretch out. After a certain time, the inequality of muscle length often causes distortion in body mechanics. In turn, this usually causes tightness, restrictive movement and pain. This is why many golfers suffer from hip, back and neck pain. Frequently, sports massage often corrects these problems.

Marathon runners help maintain peak performance with sports massage. Obviously, they benefit from calf, leg and hip work. People come from all over the world to compete in the Big Sir Marathon. Carmel massage helps them maintain their edge. These are just a few examples of how sports massage can help people in athletics. You don’t even need to be athletic. Maybe you’re just sore from pulling weeds in the garden, riding a bike, horseback riding, or surfing. Whatever your activity may be a sports massage is recommended.

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