Here at Churn Creek Chiropractor, our chiropractor offers massage. While you may enjoy a massage for the relaxation it brings, massage is good for your brain and body in many ways. Explore the style of sports massage and how it benefits athletes of all levels, not just professionals.

What is Sports Massage?

If you’ve never had a sports massage, you might wonder how it differs from a therapeutic Swedish massage, which features long strokes to relax the body and mind.

Sports massage therapists, like those who work with our Redding chiropractor, talk to athletes about their goals. Some athletes want recovery, for instance after a marathon. Others want to relieve muscular imbalance or soothe repetitive strain before an injury like tennis elbow occurs. Sports massage can occur before a major event, after a major event, or after a sports injury as part of rehabilitation.

Based upon the individual athletes and their goal, our massage therapist then uses the appropriate massage technique to encourage the desired response, whether it’s muscle recovery or injury prevention. Sports massage may feature long strokes, deep tissue work, vibration, compression, and assisted stretching or muscle movement.

What are the Benefits of Sports Massage?

Sports massage increases blood flow to muscles and ligaments, which can cleanse tissue, reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and initiate the recovery process. For injured athletes, this means faster healing and reduced development of scar tissue. After the massage, soft tissue will function optimally, and there will be less inflammation and pain. Sports massage also soothes the mind, which can reduce the negative impact of stress on a serious athlete.

Massages before an event can prevent injury and relax the mind, which can boost performance and help athletes achieve their goals.

Sports massage as rehabilitation will help injured athletes recover faster, regain mobility and flexibility that was lost, and get back to their favorite activity.

Get a Chiropractic Sports Massage in Redding

Would you like to schedule a sports massage at our chiropractor’s office in Redding? Reserve your massage online, or call us at (530) 221-4991 to start feeling better.

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