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Benefits of Massage Therapy for Summer Sports Injuries

Young men having fun playing Volleyball as a Summer Sport activity on the beach.

Having fun in the summer often includes various sports activities for the whole family. Unfortunately, these activities can also lead to injuries, which can put a damper on your summer fun.

Whether playing professionally or recreationally, finding an excellent solution to relieve Sports Injury pain, and help with a speedy recovery, is essential to getting back in the game. 

Massage Therapy for Summer Sports Injuries

When playing golf, pickleball, soccer, football, or volleyball in the park or on a beach, injuries can occur due to the overuse of muscles, repetitive movements, falls, and direct impact. This can include back pain, rotator cuff or shoulder pain, elbow tendonitis, wrist injuries, knee pain, and sometimes foot fractures. In contact sports, there is a chance of concussion due to an impact on the head. Massage Therapy can be effective in helping to alleviate symptoms of any of these injuries and promote faster healing.

The benefits of Massage Therapy were used thousands of years ago in Chinese and Greek cultures to treat illnesses and injuries, such as musculoskeletal injuries. In today's world, massage therapy, stretching techniques, and manipulation of the soft tissues of the muscles are commonly used to help alleviate the stress on our bodies from sports injuries and increase flexibility to reduce future injuries.

Therapy room at Parkway Back and Foot Clinic in Stoney Creek for receiving Massage Therapy with Brent Ellis, RMT.

At Parkway Back and Foot Clinic, Brent Ellis, RMT, is our rehabilitation registered massage therapist. He is actively involved in soccer and hockey and is no stranger to pain and injuries, which is why he likes to work with sports injuries and injury rehabilitation.

Brent is currently available for appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays at the clinic.

How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Sports Injuries

Recovery Time

Massage Therapy can boost blood circulation and reduce inflammation, both essential for a speedy recovery by delivering vital oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. Not only does massage alleviate pain and enhance flexibility, but it also promotes overall wellness and helps speed up recovery.

A consultation with Brent will enable him to customize the treatment for your injury. This personalized approach helps you feel better faster.

Reduction of Inflammation and Pain

By manipulating the soft tissues, Massage Therapy stimulates blood flow and enhances circulation, which helps to deliver essential nutrients and oxygen to inflamed areas, accelerating the healing process. The pressure applied and rhythmic movements of massage can release the body's natural painkillers (endorphins), providing immediate relief from discomfort. 

Additionally, massage reduces the production of stress hormones like cortisol, which contribute to inflammation. This holistic approach can address what causes inflammation, alleviate pain, and promote long-term wellness and recovery.

Young woman enjoying bike riding has many benefits as an active Summer Sport for staying healthy.

Beyond Physical Sports Injuries

Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries offers significant benefits beyond physical healing. It effectively addresses psychological tension and stress. Massage Therapy promotes relaxation by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps reduce anxiety and mental fatigue. 

Hands-on Massage Therapy not only aids in the physical recovery of injured muscles but also fosters mental clarity, emotional balance, and a positive mindset, which are essential for athletes to perform at their best.

Injury Prevention 

Massage Therapy is not just a remedy for existing pain and injuries; it’s also a proactive approach to preventing future injuries. Regular massage sessions help maintain muscle flexibility, improve joint mobility, and enhance overall body alignment. By addressing muscle imbalances and releasing tension, Massage Therapy optimizes your body, reducing the risk of strains and sprains. 

Additionally, increased circulation and improved lymphatic drainage boost your body’s natural healing processes, keeping your muscles and tissues in top condition. Embrace Massage Therapy as a preventative measure to stay injury-free and maintain peak physical performance.

Parkway Foot & Back Clinic is a Multidisciplinary Hands-on Therapy Clinic focused on improving mobility and daily aches and pains. Located in Stoney Creek, we serve the communities of Hamilton, Grimsby, Beamsville, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton Mountain.  

Contact us today to Schedule an Appointment.


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