For years now, hugely successful athletes like LeBron James have spoken out about the benefits of sports massage for good reason. The intense physical and mental demands of professional sports leaves players exhausted and sore. Massages are great for treating those conditions because they optimize the functions of the immune system, promote good blood circulation and relieve pain. Cumulatively, massages have the effect of reducing recovery time and cutting down on the day to day stress athletes have to deal with. However, even those who aren’t professional athletes can still benefit from getting sports massages on a regular basis.
This Shape magazine article looks at the positive effects of sports massages for non-professional athletes. While the average person doesn’t have to push their body to the point where it can endure 82 grueling basketball games per year, we all deal with varying levels of physical and mental stress. As an example, if your personal fitness goal is to be able to finish a half marathon, you might find that the rigors of marathon training will leave your muscles sore and your tendons aching. Getting a massage a few days before or after you go for a long-distance run can alleviate pain and restore your range of motion. Take a look at the full article to learn more ways a sports massage can health non-professional athletes.
Read the full article here: 5 Things to Know About Your Sports Massage Before Getting on the Table