Athlete need it, if you have prepared and need to recover from strenuous work outs…. you better believe it. Why?
Increase joint flexibility
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Reduce spasms and cramping
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
If you’re are not active…..ditto all of the above and then some……
Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
There are too many to think of it’s all based on you, the individual. So maybe the question should be what type of massage therapy or therapeutic massage should I get?
I would recommend if you don’t know whether or not a therapeutic massage therapy is right for you go in for one session and try it, therapist trained in therapeutic approaches to massage should be able to do this for you.
Therapeutic Back Kneading May Lower your blood stream Pressure of Hypertensive Women and men
Chronic Stress May Cause Chronic Pain
Massage alleviates back pain: Study
Post Surgery Pain
Athletes Enhance Performance By Treating Muscle Spasm With Neuromuscular Therapy
Mara Nicandro NMT
Oak Park NeuroMuscualar Therapy