Massage for Swimmers

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Swimming is a low-impact sport but with any sport that requires repetitive action you need to maintain a healthy balance between the stronger, tighter muscle swimming uses and the antagonistic, weaker muscle it doesn’t. This imbalance is caused by the repetitive internal rotation of the arms under load, therefore creating a tendency for the medial rotators to become shortened and relatively stronger than the antagonistic lateral shoulder rotators.

Sports Massage for Swimmers:

As a swimmer you need a form of massage specifically designed for your sport. Adding sports massage can improve your performance as well as decrease your chances of getting injured.

Athletes around the world rely on massage as an important part of their training regimen. Sports Massage techniques, when used regularly, can increase the blood flow that is needed for recovery. Also, it will improve the range of motion and strength of injured muscles and accelerate their healing process. With a full recovery you will be able to increase your workouts and allow your body to adapt to a higher level of stress.

Massage for Swimmers can:

  • Enhance body awareness
  • Identify problem areas before they develop into injuries
  • Remove trigger points formed as a result of injury
  • Relax and stretch muscles
  • Improve range of motion
  • Restore suppleness and elasticity
  • Relieve pain and stress
  • Free muscle adhesions and soften scar tissue caused by injury or overuse
  • Improve circulation
  • Flush out toxins that cause muscle stiffness and soreness
  • Relax the body and mind
  • Speed recovery and healing from exertion

Pre-swim meet: Before the race you need a quick treatment that will increase your circulation and flexibility, and leave your muscles resilient and ready to go.

Post-swim meet: After a hard race you need a massage that will increase your circulation to speed the removal of fatigue toxins, relieve your muscle spasms and prevent soreness.

Fine-tuning: For regular fine-tuning you need a massage that will search out the areas of biomechanical stress in your muscles and relieve them, before they become problems, enabling you to train harder and more consistently.

Fine-tuning: For regular fine-tuning you need a massage that will search out the areas of biomechanical stress in your muscles and relieve them, before they become problems, enabling you to train harder and more consistently.