NYC Sports Massage
NYC athletes and avid exercisers report they receive many benefits from a NYC sports massage. Sports massages are often used for training and rehabilitation as well as pre-training and post-training. Regardless of fitness level, sports massages can improve performance, improve blood flow, clear dangerous metabolic by-products, reduce scar tissue and improve the body's ability to digest and absorb needed nutrients. HomeBodies recognizes the need for sports massage services.
Benefits of Sports Massage
The main purpose of a NYC sports massage is to drain away fatigue post-performance and promote relaxation. Pre-performance, the goal is to improve the elasticity of the skin and muscles to avoid tears and muscle strain. Sports massage therapy works to relieve the stress and tension that build up in the body during an athletic event or workout.
Often, minor injuries occur due to simple overexertion. Sports massages break down the injuries caused by muscle lesions. Massages work to:
Besides physical benefits, a sports massage provides physiological benefits. Sports massage services can reduce anxiety and help with pain management. In fact, in a finding published by the "Journal of Athletic Training," studies found sports massage services reduced the occurrences of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, DOMS, by over 30 percent. The best way to get tired, cramped muscles to relax is to expose them to heat, increase the circulation of blood through them and stretch them. All which are benefits of sports massage services provided by a NYC Massage Therapist.
The Association of Sports Massage Therapists has also conducted studies showing there are increased psychological benefits to sports massage services. These benefits include:
- A reduction in anxiety before beginning an athletic event or workout
- Enhanced well-being feelings and rejuvenation
- An increase in the awareness between the mind and body
NYC Sports Massage Therapist
A NYC sports Massage Therapist must pass vigorous training to become licensed. First, a massage therapist must enter a massage therapy program. After completing this course of study, massage students are given the opportunity to choose a massage therapy to concentrate in and receive additional instruction. Generally, this requires an additional semester of study or about 90 credit hours of hands-on training. Those students interested in earning a massage therapy license may volunteer their services during marathons and decathlons.
A NYC massage therapist must pass vigorous training to become licensed.
Manhattan Massage Therapist
Sports Massage New York City
"I think everyone that knows me, knows I go all out for my clients. That's why I hand-selected our HomeBodies Massage Therapist from many well-qualified applicants.
Sure, it took me a while to test their massage services, but I can promise you regular and occasional massage is a wonderful and relaxing experience that goes hand-in-hand with your fitness workouts.
Aside from the health benefits for your body, they just feel so darn good too!"
Meet Our HomeBodies
Massage Therapist, Rena
A former dancer, Rena has been a massage therapist for over 20 years. She has experience in several modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and Thai massage.
Rena also specializes in sports massage therapy, which can help you recover faster from your workouts.
HomeBodies sports massage therapists are trained in pre-workout massages as well as post-workout massages. They are able to identify tightness of the muscles, scar tissue build-up and trigger points. If left untreated, these result in further injury to the body.
A HomeBodies massage therapist has knowledge and training in the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as massage therapy training.
The American Society of Sports Medicine reports that a sports massage is especially useful in the treatment of:
- Groin and hamstring strains
Whether you are a professional athlete or a novice just beginning training and workouts, a sports massage provides much needed benefits. The physiological and psychological benefits of a sports massage should not be passed up. Whether using it as a stress and anxiety reducer, or to prevent and treat injuries, a sports massage should be experienced.
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As massage therapy has grown increasingly popular in the sports arena and more widely accepted by the professional sports industry, the demand for licensed sports masseurs has tripled. Michael Phelps, Olympic swimming star and earner of 14 gold medals, attributes his success to a schedule of two massages each day.
A HomeBodies qualified sports massage therapist has experience in:
- Techniques that provide cramp relief
- Techniques designed to reduce the threat of a sports injury
- Techniques designed to enhance performance
Sports Massage After Workouts
A sports massage prevents injuries by lowering blood pressure, reducing the amounts of cortisol produced by the body and reducing heart rate. This allows athletes and those working out to feel relaxed and revitalized.
Any type of healthful benefit reduces the risk of injury. A relaxed muscle is less prone to tearing and soreness than a tense muscle. Benefits of a sport massage that reduces injuries include:
- Decreased neurological excitability
- Increased elimination of lactic acid
- Decreased recovery time between workouts
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This page was last updated: 7/15/2016
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