If there is ONE thing that is true for Athletes of any kind, they ALL need Therapeutic Massage. While it is important that every person involved in sports needs to exercise, stretch, eat right , drink enough water and get enough rest, a key component is necessary to compete. That component is Sports Massage-pre- and post-Event – for the rest of their sporting career.
While Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture are highly beneficial to an athlete’s career, therapeutic Sports Massage is the crème de la crème for lifelong athletes. Sports Massage is the modality of choice for so many types of athletes including runners, bicyclists, tennis players, golfers etc. There is no way around this for the serious sports enthusiast.
I have worked on scores of athletes in my over 15 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist. They have included all the aforementioned above as well as weightlifters, footballers, soccer, baseball, basketball, rugby, swimmers, volleyball, bowlers, race car drivers, racquetball, bocce and hockey players. They have all, without exception benefited greatly from soft-tissue work and active/passive range of motion stretching.
There is a reason why so many professional sports teams have Licensed Massage Therapists/ Body workers on their payroll. This trend is starting to spread to schools, local amateur clubs and other organizations. My prediction is that the Massage bug will spread to every athlete at every level of their performance. Get yours today!
Harry Waranch B.A.,L.M.T. is a local Licensed Massage Therapist in St. Augustine, Florida with over 15 years experience.