One of the questions that we receive frequently has to do with the difference between sports massages and other types of massage. Is sports massage appropriate for non-athletes? When should you choose one type of massage over another?
We believe in the power of massage and the way that it can help people heal, build strength and develop a deep sense of inner peace. All different forms of massage can provide these benefits and more to anyone who enjoys them.
However, sports massages are special — and they may or may not be right for you at any given time. Let’s review some of the top “frequently asked questions” about sports massages and how they can benefit you.
What Is A Sports Massage?
A sports massage can use techniques and strokes originating from various schools of massage, such as Swedish and Shiatsu massage. It focuses on the “functional areas” of your body that help you to perform in a given sport. It has a tendency to be deeper than other types of massage, and is valuable during training to support peak performance.
How Does A Sports Massage Differ From Other Types Of Massages?
A sports massage generally concentrates on a specific area of the body where you might be feeling pain or tension, or an area that is recovering from an injury. On the other hand, many other massages that are intended to relax you focus on the back and neck. A sports massage should help you overcome an underlying injury or problem.
Can Anyone Get A Sports Massage?
Anyone in Sioux Falls can get and benefit from a sports massage, even if you are not an athlete. If you get injured or feel painful and sore, a sports massage might be right. A sports massage can incorporate deep tissue techniques intended to unlock muscles from painful, unnatural postures.
What Are The Benefits Of Sports Massage?
In addition to pain relief, a sports massage should support peak functioning of some part of your body. As you get a sports massage, you benefit from better blood circulation and flexibility in your muscles. This can promote healing and encourage the body to develop healthy tissue to replace scars.
At Pro Sports and Spa Massage, we have been providing terrific massages to the athletes of the Sioux Falls area for years. To book your own massage, use our online contact form. We look forward to seeing you.