Sports massage is ideal for athletes, as the subspecialty targets specific muscles, improves flexibility, and reduces the risk of injury. At Denver Sports Recovery, the team of expert massage therapists offers professional athletes in the Denver, Colorado, area sports massage services that are tailored to individual need. Sports massage can enhance your performance and keep you at the top of your game. Call to schedule an appointment or book online anytime.
A sports massage at Denver Sports Recovery is geared to you, the athlete, with regard to your specific sport. Your massage therapist focuses on the specific muscles you use to participate in your sport to increase your flexibility and reduce stress on your muscles. Sports massage also helps:
During a sports massage, your therapist targets muscle-tendon junctions, such as hip flexors, to improve range of motion and decrease soreness. Your therapist typically uses faster massage strokes than with other massage techniques, and they may also include pressure point therapy, compression, and joint mobilization.
Athletes of all levels and abilities can benefit from adding sports massage therapy to their workout and health routine. Massage therapy releases overused muscles and keeps them flexible, helping you combat the pain and injury that can result from repetitive motions often required in competitive sport. Sports massage is typically effective for runners, cyclists, racquet sports players, and many other athletes, after intense workouts.
Sports massage promotes tissue repair in fatigued muscles and increases blood flow to a specific area to help you recover and prepare for your next workout.
The team at Denver Sports Recovery works with you and your specific needs to create a comprehensive treatment plan to benefit your individual concerns. They recommend a number and frequency of massage therapy sessions that fit into your training schedule.
If you have a big game coming up, or a marathon, you may benefit from a sports massage treatment 2-7 days before the event. Typically, you don’t want to work your muscles through massage less than 48 hours before an event to ensure you’re not sore on game or race day.
Your massage therapist may also recommend multiple modalities, including cupping and corrective exercises, as part of a comprehensive sports-specific therapy plan.
Learn more about 60-, 90-, and 120-minute sports massages for athletes at Denver Sports Recovery by calling the office or scheduling a consultation through the online system.