Therapeutic Massage Therapy & Sports Massage
The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Therapy
A doctor, chiropractor or other medical professional may have recommended therapeutic massage therapy to you. If this treatment was recommended, you may wonder why it was recommended and what the benefits of this treatment are. Therapeutic massage therapy is recommended to people who may be dealing with stress, anxiety or pain. Massage has a wide array of benefits, including stress reduction and a reduction of inflammation in the body. Massage can help fight depression, anxiety, pain, insomnia, as well as help to heal soft tissue injuries, muscle injuries and sprains and strains. It has all of these benefits associated with it, and yet it is not invasive, nor does it have potentially harmful or dangerous side effects. If you are looking to book an appointment for Therapeutic Massage Therapy in Edmonton, AB, Canada, book your appointment today with Human Integrated Performance.
What is a Sports Massage?
A sports massage is similar to regular massage, with a few different tweaks. Regular massages target your entire body. The work to help you relax and can work your shoulders, neck, back, legs, and arms. A sports massage works to primarily target the muscles that you use doing the sport that you play. This helps to promote health, strength and healing properties in that area. In addition to massaging the muscles, a sports massage often consists of joint manipulation and stabilization. This is a form of deep massage that may be slightly painful at first. This helps to increase the range of motion in an athlete and keep their joints limber. This can help to prevent injury before a game or decrease swelling after a game or event. If you are an athlete interested in sports massage, we invite you to book a massage with us at Human Integrated Performance.