In the realm of physical fitness and athletic performance, sports massage has emerged as an essential tool for athletes seeking to optimize their training and recovery. While it shares some similarities with traditional massage techniques, sports massage is specifically tailored to address the unique needs of athletes. By targeting muscles, tendons, and connective tissues, sports massage offers a range of benefits that can enhance performance, prevent injuries, and promote overall well-being. In this article, we delve into the numerous advantages of sports massage and how it can unlock an athlete’s hidden potential.
How to help nerve and muscle damage from sports injuries, accidents or surgeries. Accidents and sports injuries have caught up with me and my clients. Over the years, the nerve and muscle damage has just gotten a lot worse from my accident so I had to figure out a way to help me stay upright, LOL, and relax the muscles. Besides getting a weekly massage for myself, neuromuscular massage, and or Thai massage, this and muscle scraping are about the best things I’ve found that help out severe nerve and muscle damage. Many more tips coming from PRO Massage…the body nerd.
Psoas syndrome is an uncommon and often misdiagnosed, condition that can appear as refractory lower back pain (pain that stays even after treatment) accompanied by other symptoms. The condition occurs when the psoas muscle—the long muscle (up to 16 inches) in your back—is injured. The psoas muscle is located in the lower lumbar region of the spine and extends through the pelvis to the femur. This muscle works by flexing the hip joint and lifting the upper leg towards the body. A common example of the movement created from this muscle is walking.
Many are familiar with Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s simple advice for treating acute sports injuries, RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). In fact, most individuals have been told to “put ice on it” in some capacity or another for as long as they can remember. Now, almost forty years after its original publication, Dr. Mirkin has caught the sports medicine world by storm with his 2014 retraction. “Almost forty years ago, I coined the term RICE as the treatment for acute sports injuries. Subsequent research shows that rest and ice can actually delay recovery. Mild movements help tissue to heal and the application of cold suppresses the immune responses that start and hasten recovery.”1
Hamstring tendonitis occurs when the soft tissues that connect the muscles of the back thigh to the pelvis, knee, and lower legs become inflamed. Tendonitis is often brought on by overuse and causes acute, or immediate, pain that decreases with rest and minor first aid. Most people can return to regular activity after a week or so. Full recovery typically involves rehabilitative exercises and takes several weeks.