When you think of being pampered, what comes to mind? Many of us think of a relaxing spa day, full of facials and massages. Perhaps it is this relaxing image that can make many athletes forget that massages don’t just feel nice—they can also actually be a tool for improving your performance! Here at Ageless in the Triad Med Spa, we encourage athletes to have regular sport massage for many reasons, including:
1. Aids in recovery. Everyone has experienced stiff, sore muscles after a hard workout. These sore muscles can hamper our performance in coming days while our muscles struggle to heal and loosen. With a sport massage, your muscles are loosened and relaxed with the help of a massage therapist, who will patiently and persistently work out the tight and rough areas of muscles through massage. This helps to keep your muscles loose, allows for better blood flow for recovery, and keeps you going.
2. Helps with your range of motion. Tight muscles make it harder to move, which can in turn affect your range of motion or how your body is able to move. With loose, strong muscles, you are able to keep and improve your range of motion, which is beneficial to all athletic endeavors.
3. Allows for preventative assistance, such as taping. When you come in for regular sport massage, you are able to ask for preventative assistance, such as kinesiology taping. This flexible tape is applied in such a way that it supports the area that might be weak, enabling you to continue your training while preventing potential injuries.
Whether you are competitive with others or just yourself, we here at Ageless in the Triad Med Spa want to help you. Contact us today to learn more about sport massage as a way to improve your performance while feeling good. Start with the Hypervolt, which uses relaxing vibrations to sooth sore muscles, followed by 60 minutes of customized hands-on massage. Cupping can also be performed to heal injured tissue by improving blood supply to a specific area.