Sport Massage for Athletes and Everyday People: A Radical Treatment for Pain and Fatigue

In many athletic circles, the massage therapist commands the same respect as the coach. Learn why here...

Modern physiology recognizes how the central nervous system—the brain and the spinal cord—effects all bodily functions. At the same time, physiologists have studied how the skin, muscles, and tendons contribute to pain and fatigue—and recovery. All nerves connect to the spinal cord—and ultimately, the brain. When you experience pain or fatigue in any part of the body, a signal is sent through the spinal cord to the brain.

Researchers have found that Swedish Massage sets“off a series of molecular events...that help reverse discomfort related to exercise” (Source). However, the effects of Swedish Massage are only skin deep: Not enough attention is given to the functions of the musculature.

Our proprietary Sport Massage differs from Swedish Massage in the following ways:

  1. Sport Massage is deeper and stronger: half-bending the fingers allows our massage therapist to reach the bone, instigating deep, necessary healing.
  2. Traditional Swedish Massage redirects the lymph fluid to the lymph nodes and the venous blood to the heart. In addition to these functions, Sport Massage also loosens existing tension knots, softening and stretching the vascular nerve bundles as well as muscles.
  3. The extended stretch of a muscle requires stability, so SportMassage is performed from the root of the limb to the periphery—the opposite of traditional massage. On the bones and soles, our Sport Massage works from the periphery to the center.
  4. Sport Massage is not purely mechanical but dynamic and diagnostic. Our therapist’s fingers act as eyes, discovering pathological changes in tissues.

By listing the benefits of Sport Massage, we do not mean to refute the benefits of Swedish Massage for relaxation. However, those who are familiar with Sport Massage quickly see that Swedish Massage is not an effective treatment for athletic pain and injury.

Swedish Massage techniques enhance reflex connections between the cerebral cortex and the inner organs, muscles, and blood vessels, but only to a superficial degree. By ignoring the major muscle groups, Swedish Massage limits the body’s ability to circulate blood effectively, remove blood clots, and deliver oxygen to muscle tissues.

In creating Sport Massage, our massage therapist considered the importance of the musculature to all essential bodily functions. Precisely chosen massage techniques impact all systems and tissues as well as oxidative processes increasing stamina for athletes or everyday people who work hard and lead active lifestyles.

Sport Massage is a groundbreaking treatment that enhances the general development of the body, strengthening muscles, blood vessels, and the skin while decreasing fatigue. It is an essential remedy for quick rejuvenation after a long day or week at work or after specific athletic performances.