If you made a New Year’s resolution to get more exercise, but are struggling to find the will to head to the gym, you might want to start booking massage sessions or buying a massage chair. This Hometown Focus article relates the story of how a massage therapist was able to help the participants of a state pool competition improve their productivity by bring a few massage chairs on site. The players immediately took to the idea and reported feeling less stressed, free of muscle tension and a noticeable uptick in their mental awareness. Taken together, all those benefits allowed the participants to play better for longer periods of time.
While pool is not the most physically demanding sport, it can place strain upon the body in a number of different ways. As players have to carefully track everything that’s happening on the table in order to figure out their next move, it’s easy for their muscles and fascia to become incredibly tight from stress. Also, having to contort the body in a variety of a natural ways in order to make certain shots can have the effect of inflamming joints and tendons. Getting a vigorous workout can put similar strain on your body, but as the full players found out, a little bit of time in a massage chair can melt away pain and discomfort in a few minutes.
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