Therapeutic massage can be extremely beneficial for athletes, both before and after their training process. Your physical therapist may recommend therapeutic massage that include techniques like the following:
Therapeutic massage promotes tissue healing, so you can get back to your sport of choice as quickly as possible. Sports massage therapy can also be used before you even begin your rigorous exercise regimen, targeting the specific muscles and tissues that see the most use for your sport. By working to mobilize, loosen, and relax these muscles before you train, you can help them stay limber throughout the process. This will decrease your risk of strains, sprains, and ruptures.
Your soft tissues work hard to make sure your body is functioning correctly, so it is important to help optimize their health and function. The physical therapy staff at New Stride Physical Therapy are happy to discuss our massage service with you and how it will benefit your physical performance. We want to help you make “new strides” to recovery.