It's the simple things...
It's the simple things...
Athletes & Benefits of Massage
Graduate of Orion Institute of Perrysburg in 2016. Dawn has utilized her LMT talents of sports massages and pain relief therapy at Back to Basics Massage Therapy, Inc since 2016. She is an avid athlete. She coaches volleyball for Summerfield schools.
If you’re a client of mine, you’ve probably heard me express my love of volleyball at some point. Maybe you’ve heard it even if you aren’t one of my regulars, because I love talking about it!
My passion for the game stems from 5th grade on, and has grown into an obsession. Not only did I play volleyball all through grade school and high school, but I am STILL playing in any sort of leagues I can find. Indoor, sand, teams of 6s, 4s, even beach 2s. You name it, I’ve played it; and coached it. I have spent the last 7 years coaching middle school volleyball for Summerfield Schools, and was recently promoted to the head varsity position.
So why am I telling you all this? What’s my point? My background as an athlete means I GET IT. I’ve had every ache and pain in the book. My shoulder snaps, crackles, and pops. My hips are stuck in my defensive position. So what’s my secret then? How do I keep going? You guessed it: massage therapy!
My history with sports has melted its way into my career as a therapist. I, and Back to Basics, have had the honor of working with so many different teams, athletes, and events.
To name a few:
*University of Toledo men’s and women’s basketball teams
*University of Toledo women’s tennis team
*Glass city marathon runners - pre and post event
*Local mixed martial artists
*High School student athletes
Sports massage has numerous benefits, and can be used before an event, during training, after an activity, or to help recover after an injury.
Some noted benefits include:
-Increased flexibility and joint range of motion.
-Decreased muscle tension and nerve activity
-Decreased muscle spasms and cramping
-Increased blood flow
-Removal of lactic acid in sore muscles
Everyone responds differently to physical activity, so whatever your therapy goals are, the therapists at Back to Basics have you covered! Maybe you are a hiker or biker. Maybe you love to swim, walk, run, or play ball like me. Anytime your body may start to feel run down, sore, tight or just sluggish, our phones are waiting for your call! Make sure to schedule an appointment for therapy, so you can continue on being active long into your future!
10/9/2022 07:48:08 pm
You made a good point when you discussed that massage therapy can reduce muscle cramping and spasms. My friend often complains about muscle cramps. I should advise him to take massage therapy for proper treatment.
It really helped when you said that there are many benefits a sports massage therapy has which can be done during, before, and after the activities you have. My husband and I are not athletes, but we love cycling for a couple of months now. And we might need this kind of service to help us with some body pains we have because of our long rides.
10/20/2022 03:49:36 pm
Having increased flexibility and joint range of motion sounds nice. I have been super stiff since my car accident. Maybe I should schedule a massage.
12/2/2022 06:17:03 am
Thanks for helping me understand that every person would have a different response when it comes to physical activities, but therapies can help you with whatever goal you might have. In that case, it would be a good idea for my husband and I to try a massage therapy this weekend. We both have body pain because of trying out cycling for long distances in the past two weeks.
3/13/2023 05:37:48 am
I really appreciate your work especially the research part of it which made the whole point very easy to understand. After all I’ll be subscribing on your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon.
4/12/2023 06:51:48 am
I've been having a hard time working out because of how sore my body gets. It's good to know that massage therapy can be so beneficial for recovering from muscle pain. Getting a chance to relax would be really nice, too.
4/13/2023 12:58:04 pm
Massage therapy can be very beneficial for athletes in many ways, including:
6/3/2023 01:02:15 pm
It's wonderful to hear about Dawn's passion for volleyball and how it has influenced her career as a massage therapist. As an athlete herself, she understands firsthand the aches and pains that come with the game. Massage therapy has been her secret to staying in the game, alleviating her shoulder issues and improving her hip mobility. It's great to have a therapist who can relate to the needs of athletes and provide effective treatment.
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