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By: The Healthy Fix  09-12-2011
Keywords: Massage Therapy, Massage, Therapeutic Massage

Sports bring out the best and worst in us, and when we fall, we fall hard. Every type of injury can result from our relentless pursuit of bettering our performance, setting personal goals, or just having fun.

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Stress. This is something we can all relate to. Some handle it better or worse than others, but we are all exposed to stress in its many incarnations. Clichés abound, “I work well under pressure”, “the pressure is getting to me”, or “I can’t handle the stress anymore”, we have all used them before and commonly more than once. Some individuals ..

As a growing number of healthcare professionals – such as chiropractors, naturopaths, and physiotherapists – educate themselves on the benefits of providing relief to soft tissue injury, one thing is certain. Massage simply works.

By using a variety of hands-on techniques, a skilled Therapist can help reduce Stress by affecting the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and repose). Massage can help you relax, get back into balance, step back, and get refreshed and energized so you can go back to productive work

I am often asked questions regarding the benefits and therapeutic value of Massage Therapy as it pertains to sports performance. After running through the gamut of benefits and treatment protocols, I can usually offer one simple analogy that puts everything in perspective that most of my patients can relate to. Professional Athletes. Household names such as Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Maria..

Keywords: Massage, Massage Therapy, nervous system, Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage

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