The benefits of sports massage is more than a treatment for injuries, sports massage also produces overwhelming benefits for athletes physically, physiologically, and psychologically.
Without getting too out there, Sports massage is designed to prepare the athlete for their best performance, reduce fatigue, and relieve muscle swelling and tension. During physical activity—especially strenuous—muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissues. Due to overextension or overuse, minor injuries and lesions occur in these tissues that can cause a great deal of pain and poor athletic performance. Sports massage helps alleviate pain and prevent such injuries that greatly affect flexibility, mobility, response time, and overall performance in athletic events.
With Crossfit, we often have heavily exercised muscles that lose their capacity to relax (ok I know that’s an understatement). This causes chronically tight muscles, and loss of flexibility. Lack of flexibility is often linked to muscle soreness, and predisposes athletes to injuries– especially muscle pulls and tears. Blood flow through tight muscles is poor, which also causes pain. A regular routine of massage therapy is very effective in combating these effects of heavy exercised muscles.
Do I need to convince you any more? My goat has always been flexibility. I used to be so inflexible that OHS and snatch were just impossible, now I can do them after a few massages. Turns out I had built up scar tissue blocking me from those movements that sports massage removed. So I want to share my very gifted massage therapist with all of you. On Saturday, Feb 11th from 9am to 5pm Cheyanne Donald will be at CFSJ giving massage’s to our member’s. Appointments will be in 30 minute blocks (yes you can sign up for multiple blocks). Look for the signup sheet in the gym lobby. Pricing will be listed on the sign-up sheet.
3 rounds of:
3 Muscle ups
27 KB swings (53/35)