Many elite athletes consider sports massage an essential part of their training and recovery routine. These athletes report that a sports massage helps them train more effectively, improve performance, prevent injury, and recovery quickly. Historically, competitive and professional athletes have been some of the biggest users of sports massage. Today, a growing number of recreational athletes enjoy sports massage on a regular basis.
Recently, researchers at McMaster University reported that deep massage after an intense workout actually causes muscles to enlarge and grow new mitochondria. Mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, are responsible for converting nutrients into useful energy.
In addition to treating specific injuries, Sports Massage is used to increase range of motion, decrease and manage pain and restore normal body movement and function. It can also help expedite recovery from an activity
or competition and alleviate post exercise soreness.