Most of us know the value in getting a massage. They’re relaxing and help heal the body of aches and pains. But massages aren’t just for relaxation and spa days. And therapeutic massages aren’t just for high performing athletes. Getting a regular, weekly or bi-weekly therapeutic massage has many benefits for anyone who is physically active.
People tend to associate therapeutic massage with deep tissue massage, where stronger pressure is applied and aimed at breaking down scar tissue and muscle adhesions. In addition to deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage includes neuromuscular massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and sports massage. However, depending on the person and their symptoms, deep tissue massage is not always the best method for what your body needs on a particular day.
Many therapists will use a combination of techniques, depending on what your body needs and will focus on a variety of muscle groups. The most painful area isn’t always the one that needs the most work – there are most likely many areas involved in the underlying cause of the discomfort.
A massage of any kind has many benefits, but a therapeutic massage adds the following benefits as well:
- Improves overall wellness
- Prevents injuries and loss of mobility
- Restores mobility to injured muscle tissue
- Boosts performance
- Extends the overall life of your physical activity
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Decreases pain
- Decreases anxiety
For more information or to schedule your massage, contact your therapists at Lake Country Athletic Club. Your body will thank you!