Benefits of massage for sport

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As an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), I often get asked this question of how massage can be beneficial to athletes. You train hard and demand a lot from your body to perform.  Massage can and should be a part of your training cycle for optimum health and performance. Here’s how:

  1. Increases circulation to your muscles for recovery
  2. Reducing the inflammatory response in muscles, thus aiding recovery
  3. Breaks down scar tissue from micro tears improving your Range of Motion
  4. Trigger Point relief – tight knots that can refer pain can impede performance
  5. Ease muscle soreness
  6. Improves joint mobility
  7. Improve sleep – rest is essential in muscle recovery during hard training cycles
  8. Boosts immunity – research has found massage can increase your white blood cells, keeping your immune system pumping.
  9. Can aid in various sports injury recovery – such as sprains, strains, tears, tendonitis, bursitis, fractures and dislocations
  10. And it just feels good!

If you’re in the Toronto area – you can find me practicing at Rebalance Sports Medicine.

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