Friday, September 18, 2015

Football and the Benefits of Massage

Football and the Benefits of Massage - Academy Massage - Massage Therapy Winnipeg
As every fan knows, football is a high-impact contact and collision sport that often results in injuries ranging from mild (strains and sprains) to severe (broken bones, concussion). From the training grounds to the playing field, the football player frequently pushes his body past the point of endurance and may end up paying a penalty for his rough and tumble action.

As a preventive measure, a performance enhancer, and an aid in the recovery process following an injury or trauma, many footballers turn to Sports Massage. Geared specifically to the athlete, this type of massage focuses on muscles that have undergone a large degree of stress and use, often to the point of overuse through repetitive and aggressive movement as part of the overall sport or competition. Sports massage is usually very deep and concentrates on those muscles that will be functioning the most strenuously during the game. The massage increases blood flow circulation and heightens muscle tone, enabling the joints and muscles to move with greater flexibility.  Massage flushes and keeps muscles maintained and in good shape, leading to quicker recovery and increased training potential, which helps to promote a better athlete.

Sports Massage can help sore muscles that have become fatigued; this in addition to identifying specifics concerning the athlete's gait, posture and other problems that may affect his performance during training or on the field.

Massage benefits football players by offering techniques to keep the athlete at optimal all 'round health which is important considering the duration of the football season, which begins in summer and progresses through fall and into winter where increased risk for colds, flu and overall general low energy exists.

Finally, massage can have important benefits when it comes to the player's psychological preparation, which is just as vital to the game as is physical stamina. Massage allows the player to relax, decreasing stress and pre-game anxiety and even permitting visualization for a positive outcome to the competition.

Due to its proven effectiveness Sports Massage has been recognized by many teams as an accepted component to an overall regimen of training and competition.

Winnipeg is a city that champions our sports teams. Whether the game is played professionally or at an amateur level, one thing remains consistent: Athletes demand optimal performance. At Academy Massage, we support and cheer our athletes and our qualified massage therapists are on hand to help you perform at your best. Pre-game or post-game or to restore to health those joints and muscles that have been compromised on the playing field, we encourage you to speak with our experienced staff to discuss the various healing, enhancement and preventive therapies Academy Massage offers to help keep you fit and active in your sport.

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