The Young Female Athlete
November 19, 2020

Spring back into action with Massage Therapy


Spring Back into Action: How Sports Massage Therapy Elevates Your Game Post-Injury


With the arrival of spring, athletes and sports enthusiasts eagerly return to their favourite activities, embracing the warmer weather and the chance to shake off the winter rust. However, this resurgence of physical activity also brings an increased risk of sports-related injuries. Whether it’s the competitive athlete pushing their limits or the weekend warrior getting back into the game, the transition to more active lifestyles can often lead to strains, sprains, and overuse injuries, highlighting the need for effective recovery strategies.


Enter sports massage therapy, a specialized approach that has become a cornerstone of athlete recovery plans worldwide. At MOST Physical Preparation, a leading sports therapy clinic in Calgary, Alberta, we understand the crucial role of sports massage in accelerating recovery and enhancing performance, improving mobility, and preventing future injuries. By incorporating scientific insights and expert techniques, sports massage therapy offers a path to optimal recovery, allowing athletes to return to sports with confidence and resilience.


As we dive deeper into the significance of sport-related injuries during the spring season, the journey of returning to sport, and how sports massage therapy can revolutionize your recovery and performance, remember that the right care and preparation can make all the difference. Whether you’re dealing with pain, seeking to enhance your athletic performance, or looking for a trusted clinic to support your recovery journey, MOST Physical Preparation is here to guide you every step of the way.


Common Spring Season Sports-Related Injuries & How We Can Help


Injuries You Might Encounter:

– Sprains (ligament injuries) – such as ankle and wrist sprains.

– Strains (muscle or tendon injuries) – including hamstring and calf strains.

– Tendinitis (tendon inflammation) – common in shoulders, elbows (tennis elbow), and Achilles tendons.

– Stress fractures – often seen in athletes who participate in running and jumping sports.

– Overuse injuries – resulting from the repetitive action of certain sports, leading to conditions like runner’s knee or swimmer’s shoulder.


How MOST Physical Preparation Can Help:


Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy:

– Pain Relief: Targets muscle tension and inflammation, reducing pain and discomfort.

– Improved Recovery Time: Enhances blood circulation, speeding up the body’s natural healing process.

– Increased Flexibility and Range of Motion: Helps prevent injuries by maintaining muscle and joint flexibility.

– Stress Reduction: Promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels, which is crucial for mental health and recovery.

– Performance Enhancement: Improves muscle efficiency and overall athletic performance through optimized muscle care.

– Injury Prevention: Regular sessions can identify and address potential issues before they become serious injuries.


Incorporating sports massage therapy into your recovery and maintenance plan not only aids in healing from these common injuries but also equips your body to handle the demands of returning to and excelling in your sport. Whether you’re facing the challenge of recovery or looking to enhance your athletic performance, MOST Physical Preparation is here to support your journey toward optimal health and achievement.