Athletic Therapy Massage in Downtown Toronto
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Athletic therapy massage is done to prevent and treat injuries, enhance flexibility and improved athletic performance. Most people that come in for an athletic therapy massage are athletes that are either preparing for or recovering from a sports event. This is geared towards athletes of all kinds, from professionals to the everyday leisurely jogger.
Athletic therapy massage has increased in popularity and is now often a main component in a balanced training regimen for athletes. It can be used to enhance the preparation of the body before an athletic event or reduce the recovery time after a particularly strenuous athletic event.
However, this massage isn’t only limited to athletes, even if you are not an athlete, a sports massage can help with muscle pain or limited mobility.
Athletic therapy massage manipulates the soft tissues of the body and primarily focuses on certain muscular areas (this depends on which sport the athlete plays, and which muscles that they use often). In an athletic therapy massage, the strokes are usually faster than a typical Swedish massage. The main difference between athletic therapy massages and the other types of massage therapies is that it specifically targets muscle-tendon junctions – which helps with decreasing muscle soreness after an exercise.
Some massage techniques the therapist might use are:
- Joint mobilization
- Pressure point therapy
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How often should you do athletic therapy massage?
This varies on the duration of your athletic activity and how intense it is. People that are heavily involved in sports should get a massage as often as two to three times per week to prevent muscle strain and tear. Those who do less intense trainings can go at least once or twice a month. These massages will help keep you in peak physical fitness while also providing some protection for injury.
Benefits of Athletic Therapy Massage
- Increased blood circulation and lymphatic fluids
- Stretches muscle tissue
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves endurance
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Increases range of motion
- Increases flexibility
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