Exercise Is Better With Massage


From beginner athletes to elite professionals, massage therapy has shown to have major benefits regardless of the participant's fitness level. Athletes seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from massage therapy.  

Massage has been shown to have myriad positive effects including:1

  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Helping athletes monitor muscle tone
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Increasing range of motion 
  • Improving soft tissue function
  • Decreasing muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
  • Improving exercise performance
  • Decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Reducing swelling
  • Reducing breathing pattern disorders
  • Enhancing athletic performance
  • Helping prevent injuries

By combining your exercise routine with massage therapy, you will be able to train longer and harder and make the most of your workout. Not convinced? Research some of your favorite world-class athletes, and you're likely to see that a massage therapist is a key component of their strength and stamina  routine. 

Arthritis, Massage & Mobility 

For  Americans who suffer from arthritis, simply getting outside to enjoy fresh air is no easy task. Luckily, massage therapy may have the answer. A recent study found that massage therapy was able to reduce arthritis related pain. Research published by the Touch Research Institute shows that massage therapy can decrease pain and increase mobility in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the most trusted massage therapists in the United States.

Related: AMTA/NCBTMB Sports Massage Specialty Certificate Program


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