Overuse injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained by athletes. Even with proper form, warm-ups, and stretching, routine practice and sports games can take a toll on any athlete’s body. Fortunately, there are non-surgical ways in which an athlete can stay on the field after sustaining an injury. Physical benefits of receiving a sports massage
Once an athlete has received medical treatment for their injuries, massage can work as a part of physical therapy. Massage reduces an athlete’s pain without the use of anti-inflammatory drugs and helps hasten the healing process on the road to recovery.
Some of the most common physical benefits athletes experience during a sports massage include:
When receiving a sports massage, the therapist’s hands help reduce muscle aches and pain due to inflammation by applying pressure to the muscular tissue.
When the therapist assists in breaking down adhesions in the affected area of the athlete’s body and improve the circulation of blood, they also help to improve lymph fluid’s access to the injury