Individuals who participate in exercise and athletic programs who seek enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention, and assistance in maintaining peek fitness can benefit from massage therapy given by our certified massage therapists. The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects: Increase in blood and lymphatic circulation as well as relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments).
Research has shown that in relation to exercise and athletic participation massage can:
Reduce muscle tension
Reduce muscle hypertonicity
Increase range of motion
Improve soft tissue function
Support the recovery of heart rate variability and diastolic blood pressure after high-intensity exercise.
Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
Decrease delayed onset muscle soreness
May help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly