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Benefits of Sports Massage

By: Melissa Doldron, RMT, SMT (cc), FST

As an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), I often get asked this question of how massage can be beneficial to athletes. You train hard and demand a lot from your body to perform.  Massage can and should be a part of your training cycle for optimum health and performance.

Top 10 reasons athletes will benefit from Massage Therapy:

  1. Increases circulation to your muscles for recovery
  2. Reduces the inflammatory response in muscles, thus aiding recovery
  3. Helps ease/eliminate lines of tension in connective tissue to improve your Range of Motion
  4. Trigger Point relief – irritable spots of tension that can refer pain to soft tissue can impede performance
  5. Eases muscle soreness
  6. Improves joint mobility
  7. Improves sleep – rest is essential in muscle recovery during hard training cycles
  8. Boosts immunity –research has found massage can increase your white blood cells, keeping your immune system pumping.
  9. Can aid in various sports injury recovery – such as sprains, strains, tears, tendonitis, bursitis, fractures and dislocations
  10. And it just feels good!

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