Friday, April 15, 2011
Tennis is a difficult sport when you consider the amount of running
players have to do. Add in the forceful, repetitive motions that
players' bodies must endure in order to master serves, volleys,
forehands and backhands, and you have a sport that places a lot of
stress on muscles, joints and ligaments. Our sports massage therapists
are trained to recognize potential injuries that tennis players are
prone to, and provide therapeutic sports massage therapy to keep you and
your players healthy during training and matches
Benefits of a Tennis Player Focused Massage:
neck & shoulder pain and tightness, allowing your gaze to remain
focused on the ball during forehand and backhand swings
- Increases range of motion in arms and torso, allowing for a more efficient swing
- Focuses attention on the forearms and hands, improving the racket grip
- Relaxes hip and low back muscles, increasing ability for rotation and weight shift throughout the swing
- Decreases low and mid-back pain and spasm associated with repetitive stress
Our sports massage therapists are licensed and certified therapists skilled in sports massage
therapy. Sports massage therapy
offers athletes of all sports an opportunity to:
Stay fresh during long stretches of intense training. Sports
massage therapy targets sore muscles and joints, increasing circulation
and allowing lactic acid and other metabolic wastes to drain away.
- Prevent and reduce the extent of injuries that can occur over the course of a season.
- Help players loosen up and get energized before matches, as
well as help them cool down and remain fresh after their matches are
Besides the general benefits provided by sports massage therapy, there
are also injuries and issues specific to tennis that sports massage
therapy can help:
Tennis elbow. The pain and tenderness that comes from this
ailment can end or severely curtail the playing of any tennis player,
especially those over the age of 30. The increase in circulation that
sports massage therapy provides helps remove unwanted elements that
inflame symptoms of tennis elbow. Sports massage around the elbow will
also help the flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding the
injured area, helping to relieve stress placed on the tendon.
- Trigger points. These highly sensitive and irritable spots in
muscles can cause pain and limit range of motion, often in areas
separate from where the trigger points are located. Our sports massage
therapists are trained to spot trigger points and provide direct sports
massage therapy that will decrease the deferred pain they cause, helping
to improve your play.
- Back, knee, and calf pain. Sports massage helps improve
players' level of strength and health through increased circulation and
the removal of harmful bodily wastes. Massage therapy directly to these
injury-prone areas will help keep them healthy during training and
subsequent tennis matches.
Whether you are a competitive player, or a more
recreational one, our sports massage therapists can help ensure that
your performance will match your potential and that your playing
experience overall will be as painless a possible. Contact us today to
ensure the best possible result for you and your tennis team.
Healthy Being Wellness Center specializes in providing healing and
rejuvenating services to athletes of all walks of life - from Celebrity
Athletes to youth athletes. We offer Deep Tissue Massage, Sports
Massage, Pregnancy Massage,
Medical Massage Therapy, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and assisted
stretching, because we want to make a difference in the quality of the
lives of our patients.