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How can Sports Massage be a benefit to you?

#1 Massage is an ideal treatment for soothing post-exercise muscle pain, or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Lactic acid is often cited as the culprit for DOMS, but there’s more to it—lactic acid is removed relatively quickly from the muscles. DOMS is in part a response to the microscopic tears of muscle fibers associated with vigorous exercise. To repair these muscle tears, the body initiates an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort. Edema or fluid in the muscle compartments can also cause redness, swelling, and pain.

#2 Sports Massage improves blood circulation to the muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. It also increases lymph flow, which helps to reduce edema and remove toxins. More blood flow and better lymphatic drainage means faster healing.

#3 Massage benefits are not limited to the physical body. The calming effect of massage improves concentration and lowers stress, which can equal better performance.

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