A massage is no longer just for women
Long ago, massage therapy was synonymous with pampering, where a person (often a woman) who wanted to splurge went to a local masseuse for a massage to feel relaxed or a little pampered. The music would be soft, light, and peaceful. The scented candles would burn to the bottom to mentally transport the recipient to another realm of calm. Often in a spa or spa-like private practice, the goal was to help a person feel very special or indulge in luxury.
The therapist at this company was primarily trained in relaxation massages and as such would focus on helping the person remain at peace. These massage institutions still abound, but massage therapy clinics are becoming more and more popular. Unlike the spa, these massage therapy clinics are often frequented by men who are not looking so much for relaxation as to help their bodies recover or prepare for a sporting event. Massage in International City
A week ago, a man came to our office to seek help for leg and back pain that he had while he was running. He said that he was training for the Marine Corps Marathon and wanted to improve his chances of succeeding in the race. Considering his build, he was obviously athletic and knew ways to improve his performance through training.
Normally this would be a routine problem
Normally this would be a routine problem that I have helped solve several times, but what caught my attention was that it was a man receiving a massage not to relax but to improve his performance. The fact that he was a man looking for a massage was even weirder. This strange event has happened far too often for it to be a mere coincidence.
Last month, a prominent amateur cyclist was in the thick of the season and was on his way to the office every week at least once, sometimes twice, without fail. Although the link is undefined, after adding massage to his regular training regimen, his winning frequency increased.
Massage is beginning to be understood as a safe and effective way to help athletes perform better and recover faster so that they can resume playing with few interruptions. The aforementioned runner arrives the day before his running event for a quick 30-minute massage that leaves the therapist feeling like he’s at a sporting event. The runner’s treatment focuses on the part of the body they will use the most and adds a few more parts of the body for good measure.
This massage includes stretches of the muscles
This massage includes stretches of the muscles that will be most active, such as the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. A few days after each ordeal, he comes in for a 60-minute recovery massage that is slow and gentle to help his body heal and prepare for the next few weeks of training. This massage does not include any stretching and is similar to a standard relaxation massage. Together, these two massages gave this weekend’s athlete the upper hand to beat the competition.
Another attractive aspect for the male athlete
Another attractive aspect for the male athlete is recovery from injury. One of the most frustrating effects of injuries is the inability to train. You spend months training just to distract yourself from an injury. In addition to proper recovery patterns, massage can dramatically reduce healing time by improving circulation to the affected part of the body and helping break up any scar tissue that may be hindering proper healing.
You may be wondering. You’re more likely to have some homework to do because spas don’t normally give sports improvement services. The best place is to look in your phone book for a massage or sports performance clinic. Search for “sports massage” and call a few places to get a good idea of the type of therapist you are looking for. Spa in Muraqqabat
Inquire about the therapist’s experience with various sports. As varied as the sports in this world are, there are so many types of sports massage therapists. For example, a masseur familiar with the action of the body in swimming knows which muscles are used the most and as such can design a program to tune those muscles. An experienced therapist can add value to her game and offer suggestions for improvement both on and off the field of play.