Massage therapy for golfers and tennis players is a necessity. Many people don’t realize what a powerful tool massage can be to helping improve their game and help keep you in top shape.
In a recent survey from the American Massage Therapy Association, 92% of people surveyed view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness. Did you know that the more often you get a massage, the easier it will be for you to maintain good health? The truth is, massage is no longer just a luxury anymore, it’s a necessity.
Your Golf Game
Golf is one of the most popular sports across the world, but golf can cause many injuries that keep you from your favorite activities.
Golf requires use of the entire body. You generate force from a complex twisting and rotating motion from your feet up through your neck. The repetitive twisting and centrifugal force applied can add major stress on your body. This un-natural twisting combined with lifting, bending, and repetitive stress take a huge toll on you body often resulting in strains, sprains, and overuse injuries. A great way to help reduce injuries and recover from your physical stress from golf is massage.
Common golf injuries:
- Knee Pain
- Back Pain
- Tendinitis/golfers elbow
- Rotator cuff/shoulder injuries
- Wrist injuries
- Hand Injuries
How massage can help your golf game:
- Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility (improve that backswing!)
- Increase circulation
- Reduce muscle spasms and trigger points
- Boost mental focus and alertness
- Decrease anxiety and stress levels
Regular massage can help you avoid injury, enhance your performance, and play more pain-free golf. Perhaps the most important of these benefits is improving range of motion and muscle flexibility, which leads to increase power and performance. This is because the power of your golf swing it determined by your range of motion and the ability to generate muscle force through your swing. The more flexible and the more force you can generate, the more powerful your swing and follow-through will be.
Your Tennis Game
Tennis is another high impact game that creates a lot of stress on your body. The repetitive swinging motion, side-to-side and jumping motions, plus playing on a hard surface can cause many areas of the body to be sore and painful. Incorporating regular massage into your daily tennis post-workout routine can help loosen sore muscles, calm your mind and release tension in your body.
Common Tennis Injuries:
- Tennis elbow
- Rotor cuff/shoulder strain
- Wrist strain
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Tennis toe
How massage can help your tennis game:
- Increase joint flexibility
- Decreases muscle fatigue
- Relieve mental stress
- Prevents muscle tightness
- Increase circulation
Tennis players in all age ranges can benefit from massage therapy. By lowering stress and releasing muscle tension, helping to be mentally and physically ready for your next game.
How an Infinity Massage Chair can help:
Being able to have a massage at home, on your schedule, whenever you need it is a necessity. Massage chairs offer full-body massage form head-to-toe. You can even save custom programs on many chairs, or use the pre-programmed auto programs like Extension, Rest & Restore, Back & Spine, and Post Workout.
Massage chair features for your whole body:
- 4D Back Massage mechanism to create the feeling of human hands from neck to glutes
- Weightless Zero Gravity Recline to take pressure off your spine
- Triple Roller Total Sole Reflexology foot massage to hit pressure points on your feet
- Kneading and Oscillating Calf Massage that simultaneously work to relieve tension
- Lumbar Heat to help with muscle soreness
- Hand, Wrist and Palm massage
Both golf and tennis require physical strength and endurance. They are sports people do multiple times a week that require many repetitive motions that can cause strain on the body. Massage can help make sure you are at the top of your game all year round.
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