Massage Therapy

Sports Massage

There are two types of sports massage: the first is a pre- or post-event massage, which is recommended 30-60 minutes either before or after a particular athletic event; the second type of massage is a Rehabilitative Massage, or Clinical Massage, which is given on days when an individual does not have an athletic event. Optimus offers the second type of sports massage – Clinical Massage. Clinical massage is a soft-tissue approach to rehabilitation. Adhesions, which are very similar to scabs and scar tissue, develop within our muscles and our fascia. (Fascia is like a thin layer of plastic wrap that has been shrink-wrapped to your muscles.) These adhesions cause muscles to get “stuck” in positions that are difficult to get out of (also referred to as “trigger points”). The massage therapist then seeks to alleviate these trigger points using varying amounts of pressure and different types of stretching.

Regular sports massage can:

  • Reduce risk for injury
  • Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, which in turn results in improved power and performance;
  • Shorten recovery time between workouts
  • Maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen by increasing blood flow;
  • Help to eliminate metabolic by-products of exercise.

Although this type of massage is perfect for athletes to help improve their athletic performance, sports massage is also ideal for individuals in all types of career fields. Trigger points aren’t career-specific! Let us help you address your individual needs today.

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