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6 Amazing Benefits of Sports Massage

If you are an exerciser or an athlete, you can benefit from having a sports massage. Sports massage is different from a traditional spa massage. Often, it involves fast-paced massage, stretching, and other approaches, and may vary depending on what sport you are engaged with.

Sports massage can be an ideal pre-workout regimen, or it can be your post-workout care.

Here are 6 great benefits of sports massage:

1. Helps Increase Flexibility

As an athlete, you strive to do your best. But constant training takes a toll on your muscles. Overtraining can lead to muscle rigidity. Sports massage can help relax your tense muscles and help increase your flexibility. A good sports massage before a competition can relax your muscles, increase flexibility and improve your performance.

2. Speeds Up Recovery

Sports massage improves your blood circulation. Increased blood flow nourishes and helps repair the muscles and tissues which are damaged as a result of heavy training. This leads to faster recovery and an earlier return to effective training.

3. Increases Supply of Oxygen and Nutrients

When you exercise, your body demands more oxygen and nutrients. Because massage improves circulation, it also enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.

4. Helps Eliminate By-Products of Exercise