Port News Sports Massage
Do you have to be an athlete to get a sports massage?
Absolutely not! Anyone who lives an active lifestyle can benefit from a sports massage. Massage improves performance, prevents injury, reduces pain, shortens recovery time, and helps with focus. It offers such profound benefits that people who dismiss it are really missing out. Don’t be one of those people!
Just how much does massage affect an active body?
Massage doesn’t just help muscles. It also impacts the cardiovascular system. It dilates the blood vessels, and the improved blood flow both delivers oxygen and removes toxins much faster. Not only that, massage usually puts people in a relaxed st
ate that lowers their heart rates, which is always good.
As we know, massage improves the blood flow to muscles. This reduces soreness, speeds up recovery, and relieves muscle tension. When the muscles relax, they reach new levels of flexibility and range of motion. As a result, they perform better.
Research has shown that massage reduces inflammation and stimulates cell growth. This means each muscle cell benefits from massage.
How does massage affect the athletic mind?
Studies have shown that massage not only reduces stress, anxiety, and tension; it activates your parasympathetic system and increases dopamine and serotonin levels, chemically reducing your stress. This is not only good for heading into a competition or group exercise class; it’s good for heading into any challenge.
What is a sports massage like?
Sports massages tend to be faster-paced than traditional massages. They can also be painful as the practitioner works to access deep muscles that really need relief from tension and knots. As long as you know what to expect, it will be fine. Drink water, and look forward to improved performance from this deep tissue massage!
1 hour – $75
Contact us today for an appointment!