What Is Rehabilitative Sports Massage?

Schedule An Appointment with Precision Therapeutic Massage - Springfield MO MassageThis type of massage is aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning your body to health. A sports massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem, such as a tender knee from running. This rehabilitative massage therapy emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

A therapeutic sports massage is also good for people with other types of injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. Our massage therapists concentrate on a specific problem area, such as a frozen shoulder or a pulled hamstring, rather than giving a full body massage.

Who Needs Rehabilitative Sports Massage?

Rehabilitative Sports Massage at Precision Therapeutic Massage in Springfield MOYou don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from a rehabilitative sports massage. Anyone who is active should consider massage therapy to relieve soreness and avoid injury. If you have already experienced an injury, then a sports massage can help speed up the body’s natural healing process. This type of therapeutic massage is most helpful in oxidizing soft tissue with nutrients, rehabilitating muscles and tendons and removing waste from inside deep tissue.  

Sports Massage vs Traditional Massage

Sports massage is somewhat different from a normal massage because it is meant to delve deeper into the muscle and completely relax all of your tissue after participating in extended, high intensity action. Sports massage and traditional massage use essentially the same types of massage techniques.  However, our sports massage therapists put more force into specific points of soreness to alleviate soreness and injury. Therapeutic sports massage can be utilized in successful rehabilitation after a labored day on the job site as well as out on the athletic field. We focus on revitalizing deep within your muscles and tendons to allow relaxation and accelerate rebuilding of an active, athletic body.