Are you looking for a Sports massage? Catering to Clearwater's competitive athletes and weekend warriors with our Sports Massage. There are a number of maintenance issues and injuries that come with being the best at what you do, and sports massage therapy with, stretching, and range of motion care can help. We can help you prepare for the event of your life, recover from it, or maintain the great shape you are in already.
With our years of experience in the sports massage , you’re in the right hands. Sports massage treatments will be designed based on sport, stage of injury and goals. We may use deep tissue, fascia work, stretching, muscle energy techniques, ice or more. Many of our massage therapists have specialties that can help you. Check out their profiles!
Sports massage is a systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body that focuses on muscles relevant to a particular sport. Runner Paavo Nurmi, known as the "Flying Finn," was one of the early users of sports massage. Nurmi is said to have used sports massage during the 1924 Olympics in Paris where he won five gold medals. Jack Meagher is thought to be the father of sports massage in the United States.
Many different movements and techniques are used in sports massage. Examples of these techniques include; Swedish style massage, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, stretching, percussion, and trigger points. These movements and techniques are used to try to help the athlete's body achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning with a decreased chance of injury or pain and a quicker recovery.
Many benefits from sports massage have been reported based on experience and observation. Some are beneficial to the mind (psychological) and some to the body (physiological).
Some of the reported benefits of sports massage include:
Why Athletes Need Massage