Get Your Head in the Game with a Sports Massage in Incline Village
Run faster. Jump higher. Throw farther. Hit harder.
Athletes are constantly building their bodies up and breaking them down, generally on a consistent basis. Working to be the best at any activity can be costly in terms of mental and physical strain on our bodies. That being said, it’s no surprise that athletes of all skill levels are taking advantage of the rejuvenating benefits offered by receiving sports massage regularly.
Transcending the traditional therapeutic massage, sports massage from San Soma founder Denne Babbin-Simon (or simply Denne Simon when she’s not feeling the hyphenation) incorporates a breadth of stretching and bodywork techniques to provide a range of benefits to athletes looking to recover from sports-related injuries, wear-and-tear, or to prevent any injuries in the future.
Physical activity causes soreness … we’ve all been there. While stretching on your own before and after exercise may help alleviate and prevent this soreness, sports massage has been proven to diminish the uncomfortable effects of delayed onset muscle soreness. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, muscles typically feel the most sore between 24 and 72 hours after physical activity. Sports massage increases blood and lymph flow throughout the body, preventing future soreness and alleviating the pain caused after strenuous physical activity.
The benefits of sports massage aren’t just physical (contrary to popular belief). Competitive sports cause immensely high levels of mental stress, as they require intense levels of focus. Over time, this stress builds up, potentially leading to feelings of anxiety and decreased performance. Sports massage promotes relaxation and the natural release of endorphins: the neurotransmitters responsible for combating stress. Decreasing stress enhances physical performance and focus so that athletes can do what they love best (and hopefully even better than before).
Priming your body to perform at its very best can cause the difference between coming in first and coming in, well, not-first (let’s be honest, nobody wants that). Contact Denne at San Soma for your sports massage in Incline Village to rejuvenate your body and race to the top of your competition, no matter what physical activity gets your heart racing.