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Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy

From athletes to weekend warriors and outdoor enthusiasts, sports massage has proven benefits to help with pre-performance, post-performance, and rehabilitation therapy. We will help you be your best self.

What is Sports Massage? How Does it Help?

Sports Massage Targets Soft Tissues to Heal and Recover

Sports massage is specifically designed to target the soft tissues of your body that are relevant to your particular sport. Runners may focus on calves and thighs; climbers on upper body muscles; tennis players on elbow and shoulder; and more. From solo sports like cycling, to team sports like basketball, football, and soccer, sports massage can help your body prepare for workout, recover from an event, or rehabilitate from injury.

Many techniques are used in a sports massage therapy session. These techniques and movements are used to help athletes achieve maximum performance or work on physical conditioning in ways that both decrease the chance of injury as well as recover more quickly as your body strengthens and heals.

  • Triggerpoint Therapy
  • Myofacial Therapy
  • Stretching
  • Petrissage (kneading)
  • Crossfiber Friction
  • Gait and Posture Analysis

Benefits of Sports Massage

Many studies and experiential observations document the benefits of sports massage therapy. In sports, performing at your best often covers areas that are beneficial for the mind (psychological benefits of sports massage) as well as for your body (physiological benefits of sports massage).

Some of the specific benefits of sports massage are shown to include the following:

  • Increased range of motion (ROM) for joints
  • Increase flexibility of muscles and tendons
  • Injury prevention
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Decreased nerve excitability
  • Decreased muscle spasms
  • Better and deeper sleep

Trust About Touch for Your Sports Massage Therapy

Here’s what our clients have to say:

“I have had many massages in my life and several in Eugene.  I always end up going back to About Touch.  Jennifer and her staff are so knowledgeable at what they do and I always feel better after my massage.”

Holly G.


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Sports Massage Benefits

April 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Sports Massage Benefits

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