NYC athletes and regular exercisers report they receive many benefits from a NYC sports massage. Sports massages are often used for training and rehabilitation as well as pre-training and post-training. Regardless of fitness level, sports massages can improve performance, improve blood flow, clear dangerous metabolic by-products, reduce scar tissue and improve the body's ability to digest and absorb needed nutrients. HomeBodies recognizes the need for NYC sports massage therapists.
A NYC Sports Massage Therapist must pass vigorous training to become licensed. First, a massage therapist must enter a massage therapy program. After completing this course of study, massage students are given the opportunity to choose a massage therapy to concentrate in and receive additional instruction. Generally, this requires an additional semester of study or about 90 credit hours of hands-on training. Those students interested in earning a massage therapy license may volunteer their services during marathons and decathlons.
As massage therapy has grown increasingly popular in the sports arena and more widely accepted by the professional sports industry, the demand for licensed sports masseurs has tripled. Michael Phelps, Olympic swimming star and earner of 14 gold medals, attributes his success to a schedule of two massages each day. A HomeBodies qualified sports massage therapist has experience in:
- Sports massage theory
- Techniques that provide cramp relief
- Techniques designed to reduce the threat of a sports injury
- Techniques designed to enhance performance
A sports massage helps prevent injuries by lowering blood pressure, reducing the amounts of cortisol produced by the body and reducing heart rate. This allows athletes and those working out to feel relaxed and revitalized.