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Massage Benefits for Athletes

The goal of every athlete is to compete at their highest level.

Massage Therapy can help!

"Massage therapy has been shown by research to promote the growth of new mitochondria following strenuous activity. Mitochondria are the “powerhouses” of cells. Mitochondria are the parts of cells that convert our food into actual energy used by the cells. The more mitochondria you have in a cell, the more that cell can make energy to be used as work. The more energy an athlete has at the cellular level, the more they can perform. The key part of this particular research article was “following strenuous activity”. The net effect of this physiological response is that massage following high intensity activity can help build muscle tissue and make muscles perform at a higher level." (

Massage can also help you recover more quickly after an injury. Massage increases circulation and has relaxation benefits. Both assist with healing muscles after an injury. It can also assist with pain management during recovery.

If these benefits weren't enough, according to the International Journal of Neuroscience massage can also assist with helping you get better sleep. When you are better rested you will perform better!

Ready to try out massage? Book an appointment today!

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