Sports Massage Therapy
Elite professional athletes have long relied on massage therapy in upping their game on the track or field. But athletes of all levels can receive benefits from regular sports massage therapy. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults of all fitness levels should get at least 150 minutes of regular exercise per week. And, as adults age, exercise can become more taxing on the body; that’s where massage therapy comes in.
Sports massage therapy can improve recovery time from injury, improve athletic performance, and be used by all individuals who include exercise programs in their lives. In addition, research shows that sports massage therapy can reduce muscle tension; help muscle tone; promote relaxation; increase range of motion; improve soft tissue function; decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue; and much more. Sports massage therapy has even been shown to enhance athletic performance in athletes and help prevent injuries when received regularly.
The Soma Institute has trained thousands of students in the many areas of massage including sports massage therapy. As the medical and sports communities understand more about the benefits of massage therapy, there are more opportunities available to aspiring massage therapists everywhere. For more information, and to find out if a career in sports massage therapy would be a good fit for you, give Soma a call at 1-800-694-5314.