Therapeutic massage promotes tissue healing, so you can get back to your sport of choice as quickly as possible. Sports massage therapy can also be used before you even begin your rigorous exercise regimen, targeting the specific muscles and tissues that see the most use for your sport. By working to mobilize, loosen, and relax these muscles before you train, you can help them stay limber throughout the process. This will decrease your risk of strains, sprains, and ruptures.
Increase Blood Flow
Therapeutic massage can be extremely beneficial for athletes, both before and after their training process. Your physical therapist may recommend therapeutic massage that include techniques like the following:
Deep Tissue Massage
This type of massage loosens up your muscles and their connective tissues.
This type of massage creates room for tissues that may be trapped by distortions or fascial adhesions, freeing them from constriction.
This type of massage relaxes any stiff or tense muscles you may have, allowing for increased blood flow and fluid drainage from swollen areas.