A Sports Massage Soon After An Injury Can Accelerate The Healing ProcessHere at ProSports and Spa Massage, we work hand in hand with the athletic community around Sioux Falls to improve performance and accelerate healing after injuries. Believe it or not, the right kind of sports massage can be a “secret weapon” that helps lead to peak performance.

Massage helps to unlock tension throughout the muscular structure of the body. When tension is reduced, muscles work together and do not need to strain or stretch unnecessarily to compensate for tightened muscles. This helps with speed, agility, and reflexes.

However, that’s not all. Massage is also a very effective way to “cue” your body to begin the healing process. Although many of the athletes we see come to us for help with training injuries, ordinary folks who have been in accidents can also benefit.

The Powerful Relationship Between Massage, Injury, And Long-Term Well-Being

Whenever your body is injured, it has to go through the process of rebuilding. Through most of our lives, we can expect that the tissues the body is able to rebuild will be slightly weaker than the ones we “originally” had — that’s part of the aging process.

However, you can speed up the healing process and ensure stronger, healthier results through massage — because massage naturally stimulates blood flow, one of the most important of all healing triggers during an injury.

When you get hurt, your body naturally aims to increase blood flow so that key proteins and other resources can reach the site of injury. Unfortunately, it also triggers inflammation so that the area will become immobile and cannot be harmed further.

When you use massage, you can effectively increase blood flow while reducing inflammation. Likewise, you can prevent muscles around the incident site from becoming strained or damaged by overcompensating for the injured area.

Sports Massages Can Improve Your Healing Time By Weeks — Even If You’re Not An Athlete

Would you like to explore the healing power of massage to accelerate your injury recovery? We have helped athletes and “average folks” all over Sioux Falls to engage the amazing healing power of their bodies and make a better, fuller, faster recovery.

Get started on the road to wellness today by calling us. We will answer all of your questions and book your personal massage appointment in a safe, comfortable, healing environment — with a trained, expert massage therapist. Don’t wait: Reach out to us now and reap the benefits.