Massage therapy is steadily increasing in popularity, with 20% more massages being performed each year. Each different type of massage provides unique benefits but are based upon similar underlying principles. Over half of adult Americans who received a massage in 2015 did so for health or medical reasons including pain management, sore or stiff muscles, to aid rehabilitation from an injury or for overall wellness. Sport massage in Honolulu HI and other professional forms of massage are reported to be 91% effective for reducing pain.
What is Sport Massage?
While most people think of massage as a relaxing and calming therapy, sport massage can sometimes be very vigorous. It is specifically tailored to injuries or ailments received through demanding physical activities. While sport massage is used extensively by professional and amateur athletes, it is designed to prevent and relieve any injury related to exercise.
Sport massage relieves and reduces the tensions and stresses that exercise causes to build up within the soft tissues of the body and is useful before, during or after exercise or sport. The techniques use by a sport massage therapist are specifically designed to minimize the chances of injury while maximizing performance and endurance. In the event of an injury, sport massage is useful for reducing recovery time.
The Benefits of Sport Massage
Some of the specific benefits of sport massage include:
- Relieving swelling and muscle tension
- Draining fatigue
- Preventing and treating injuries resulting from overuse and overexertion of muscles
- Improving flexibility, heart rate and blood pressure
- Treating shin splints, sprains, strains, tennis elbow, corked thighs, etc.
Non-Athletes Also Benefit from Sport Massage
People suffering from chronic pain, restricted range of motion or non-sports-related injuries also benefit from sport massage techniques. This form of massage usually concentrates upon a specific problem area, regardless of the reason for the injury.
Thai-Issan Therapeutic Massage Honolulu HI has professional, dedicated and caring massage therapists who have mastered a wide range of massage techniques and know when a particular technique should be used. In addition to Sport massage in Honolulu HI, the therapists also offer deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, Lomi-Lomi, Shiatsu, Thai Yoga and Thai Stretching. Different massage techniques can be combined during one session to provide a unique and healthful experience.
Contact Thai-Issan Therapeutic Massage today for a massage that will energize both mind and body. Couple massage sessions are available for the perfect shared massage experience.