Sports massages go beyond just relaxation and pain relieving techniques. These types of massages are conducted to improve athletic performance, assist in helping the body recover from injury, or even prevent future injury to a patient. Originally designed to help athletes perform at optimal levels during their athletic activities, sports massage is growing in popularity as an extremely effective treatment for sports-related injuries or limited range of motion from injuries. Our sports massage treatments are individualistic and focus on a client’s specific trouble spots, like shoulder soreness after eighteen holes of golf, or a tender hamstring just before a big soccer game. Sports massage therapists are professionally experienced and understand all sport-related injuries and are here to help minimize an athlete's pain, aid in a speedy recovery and help clients perform their best at their favorite athletic activities.
There are four different variations of sports massages here at Springs Chiropractic and our professional sports massage therapists are here to help each individual client choose the right one is based on their current level of discomfort, injury or future athletic events. The four different types are:
- Pre-event sports massage involves a vigorous and stimulating Swedish massage that targets the muscles being used during the upcoming game or athletic activity which boosts circulation and revs up energy levels with brisk massage techniques.
- Post-event sports massage is designed to help the athlete wind down after intense athletic game or physical exertion, it targets muscle soreness and helps to normalize body tissues. This type also helps prevent muscle stiffness the next day.
- Restorative sports massage is provided during training to keep an athlete at a peak or optimal performance level. Muscles are kept warm and nimble, enabling more intense physical exertion during training time, which also minimizes the risk of injury.
- Rehabilitative sports massage is aimed at treating sports injuries and speeding up the athletes recovery time. Targeted at a specific troubled or injured spot, rehabilitative sports massage increases blood flow circulation and protects the client's range of motion as well.
For anyone participating in regular competitive sports or extensive physical activity, our Colorado Springs sports massage therapy sessions every week or two may be a great addition to your normal active regimen. Just give one of our two Colorado Springs locations a call today!