Sports Massages in Atlanta
Treat Your Feet Buckhead offers sports massages in our Atlanta spa. Sure, most athletes are in great shape from regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, but because muscles are sometimes overworked, or may be soon at an upcoming event, sports massage is exactly what is needed to promote flexibility and alleviate muscle soreness. Sports massage therapy can surely promote relaxation and rejuvenation, but can also be much more vigorous at times than traditional massage therapies in order to produce the maximum benefits.
What is Sports Massage?
While many professional athletes opt for getting sport massages before, during, and after a big sporting event in order to prepare and then restore taxed muscles, many non-professionals and semi-professionals don’t have the luxury of having a personal sports massage therapist on hand each time they do their regular exercise routine or enter an event. If you find that your daily, weekly, or pre-event routine leaves your muscles feeling sore and fatigued, now is a good time to make an appointment for sports massage therapy so that you can better prepare for your next big workout, or recover from your last one. Sports massage uses the application of various massage techniques to increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as strength-training principles, so that you can perform and recover at your best aptitude. Since the sports massage techniques applied are specific to the athlete’s preferred sport, speak with your sports massage therapist about your specific needs before the start of your session.
Benefits of Sports Massage
The benefits of massage at our Atlanta spa are significant for most people, and athletes are no different. In fact, an athlete may even have the most to benefit from a massage. Sports massage therapy can loosen muscles, promote relaxation before a big event, and help increase blood flow to the heart during training, and to the muscles post-event. Athletes know that sports massage increases flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares both your body and mind for peak performance. It has also been found that sports massage therapy decreases muscle pain and soreness in athletes who received therapy before and/or after exercise.
What is the Difference Between Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage?
Sports massage and deep tissue massage styles use similar strokes, such as kneading, circular movements, and tapping, but with sports massage, your therapist is more focused on muscles that are affected by sports-related discomfort, strain, and fatigue. When your first goal is to improve sports performance, increase flexibility, and to avoid or recover from sports related injury, with your secondary goal being relaxation and stress relief, sports massage therapy is most likely the right fit for your athletic goals, needs, and lifestyle.
Book an appointment for a Sports Massage at Treat Your Feet Buckhead in Atlanta today.