Massage Therapy for a Sports Injury from Our Crofton Chiropractor
Many professional athletes have regular sports massages and there is a good reason for this. Sports massage increases blood flow to the tissues, prevents the formation of excess scar tissue, and decreases pain. Here at Capitol Rehab of Crofton, we provide many different kinds of massages to sports enthusiasts with the bad luck to get injured.
How Does Sports Massage Help?
Massage does many things for the body. It produces changes that cause physical relaxation, which in turn reduces stress. It breaks up scar tissue and improves blood flow. It also reduces pain.
Your body is not as efficient when it is under stress, and anything that relieves stress will help improve healing. Improved blood flow to the area increases nutrient and energy delivery, which speeds up healing. Pain relief from massage comes from a number of different effects, including triggering the release of endorphins and reducing tension in the muscles.
Certain types of massage break down scar tissue that forms during the healing process from an injury. A little scar tissue is good, but scar tissue is tougher and less elastic than normal tissue, and too much of it causes pain and reductions in mobility. After an injury, it is sometimes good to get massage therapy that breaks down these adhesions while they are still small rather than waiting until they cause you problems.
Not everyone should have every kind of massage. Your chiropractor will assess your injury to see if you are a good candidate for massage, and if so, which kind of massage therapy would be best for you. If you are not currently a good candidate for massage therapy, we can help you find other types of effective treatment here at Capitol Rehab of Crofton.
Come to Capitol Rehab of Crofton for Healing Massage Therapy in Crofton Today!
If you have a sports injury or any other kind of injury, massage therapy can be very helpful. The licensed massage therapists at Capitol Rehab of Crofton are experienced at treating all sorts of injuries with various different massage techniques. Call us today at 410-451-3561 or use the form on the website to schedule your free first consultation!