Increasingly, professional athletes from a host of different sports are making massage a part of their fitness regimens to optimize performance and reduce recovery time. A recent Massage magazine feature takes an in-depth look at why massages become so popular among athletes. The most obvious reason is related to massage his ability to expedite the healing process. For years now, high-profile pros like the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James have taken to getting several massages a week in order to loosen up tight muscles and fascia and to help guide freshly oxygenated blood into areas of the body that have become sprain or bruised during play.
However, massage’s healing properties can be helpful to people other than those whose livelihoods dependent upon their ability to keep their bodies operating at peak performance. Weekend warriors who like to put their mountain bikes through their paces during their off days can protect against future injury by making sure their muscles don’t become so knotted that they are unable to pivot quickly when the need arises. And for those who spend the majority of their workday on their feet, a good massage can relieve foot soreness and lower back pain. Check out this eye-opening article to learn more ways massage can help people who lead both sedentary and active lifestyles.
Read the full article here: https://www.massagemag.com/elite-athletes-depend-sports-massage-35543/