Sports Massage Optimizes Performance
Athletes work their bodies hard, often pushing themselves to their physical limits. All that hard work deserves to be compensated, and our Vancouver massage therapy is high on the list of ways to do it. As a certified chiropractic sports physician, our chiropractor Dr. Michael Pettet has long focused on sports therapy and has seen the myriad benefits of sports massages for athletes of all levels, skills, and disciplines. Whether you are a soccer player in Portland, a runner in Riveridge, or a yogi in Fircrest, one of our therapeutic sports massages can bring you a host of positive effects.
Sports Massages for Pain Management and Injury Relief
One of the foremost uses of our sports massages is for pain management and injury relief. The therapy focuses on the exact location of the injury and manipulates damaged tissues to alleviate pain, decrease swelling, and expedite healing. While sports massages are based on the Swedish technique, they also employ a variety of methods. These include pressure-point manipulation, joint movement, muscle stretching, and the application of heat, friction, ice, or water. The exact technique our chiropractor employs depends on factors that include your exact type of injury, its location, and how the injury was sustained.
While pain management and injury relief are major benefits of our Vancouver sports massage, you do not need to be injured or in pain to reap its positive therapeutic effects. Sports massages directly following an athletic activity can reduce the chances of cramping and soreness by reducing the amount of time your body needs to recover. Injury prevention is another benefit of sports massages, as they keep the body flexible, supple, and able to reach its full range of motion.
One of our Portland sports massages administered before an event can warm up the muscles, increase blood circulation, and help prevent injury and strain. One done at any time helps alleviate tension and stress, boost the immune system, and provide an overall sense of well-being.
Have you ever tried our sports massage?