From runners to body builders to basketball players — all athletes alike can benefit from massage. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you get regular massages to avoid pain and prevent injuries. 

Sports massage is essentially the equivalent of stretching. It’s important to do regularly because it keeps the muscles from becoming too contracted. This will increase your flexibility and range of motion, which in turn will decrease any chronic soreness and lessen your chances of an injury, like a sprain or tearing of the muscle tissue, which can take you out of the game for quite some time. 

When you come in for a sports massage, your therapist will discuss your individual needs with you in order to tailor your massage to the muscles you’re working. 

Runners, for example, can often benefit from Myofascial Release (or MFR), which is a type of soft tissue therapy that can treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain often experienced in the outer areas of their legs. 

On the other hand, a body builder will benefit from deep tissue massage in order to keep all their muscles aligned, evenly stretched out and balanced on either side of their body. This increases their range of motion, and keeps them ready for the next work out.

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