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Sports Massage

If you want to be at the top of your game, consider adding massage to your regimen. Sports massage is an increasingly popular form of therapy that is geared toward athletes and those who participate in regular physical activity. It involves the use of specific techniques and tools.

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What Are Some Benefits?

Sports massage has many benefits:

  • Loosens tense muscles
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Decreases risk of injury
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Promotes healing of injuries

We see athletes who come in with very specific injuries related to their sport.

Here are some types common injuries of athletes and areas that we work on:

  • Baseball or softball players – shoulders
  • Runners – plantar fasciitis
  • Football players – injuries of the whole body
  • Swimmers – shoulders
  • Soccer players – hips and knees
  • Golfers - low back and elbow

Individual athletes may have different areas of pain due to old injuries or previous accidents.Learn more about massage therapy and the techniques we offer.
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What to Expect

Your therapist will ask you several questions related to your sport or where you’re feeling the pain, if you feel pain while doing certain motions. (Particular muscles of course do different things). Every motion has muscles that initiate, support and work against it. This creates balance and stability. Pain in a certain direction or movement can give clues as to where the problem lies. Because of this it is possible to feel pain in the same spot, but a different muscle may be causing it.

During your sessions, we may do some muscle testing, and sometimes check the alignment of the hips, if you have low back pain or leg discomfort, and/or check ROM on any joints related to the injury. Your therapist will focus on those regions that cause pain whenever you’re doing your particular sport.

It’s like peeling back an onion, as there are always layers. The therapist will work backwards from where your pain is. Stretching is a big part of an athlete’s session.

You can choose a 30, 60 or 90 minute session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you use different tools and modalities?

Yes, we can use a IASTM tool for scraping to break up adhesions and increase circulation. We also have a stim unit similar to a TENS unit, but much more focused; a massage gun, which promotes recovery after an injury; and cupping, which improves blood flow and reduces inflammation.

How long will it take to get better?

Every injury and body is different, so unfortunately we are unable to answer that, particularly if you continue to play your sport. Everyone responds differently to care, but we aim to speed up the healing process with treatment.

Book a Session

Contact Denton Sports Chiropractic today to schedule a session with one of our therapists!


Sports Massage Denton TX | (940) 514-1701