Professional and amateur cyclists use the muscles of the legs,glutes and hip flexors in many different ways – pushing, pulling, shortening, lengthening, tensing and relaxing – over and over again. Massage therapy provides these muscles with a chance to heal after this kind of high repetitive exercise. Some of the issues which massage therapy can help are the following:
- Controlling cramping – by improving circulation and proper cellular fluid exchange.
- Piriformis Syndrome – a condition experienced by riders of all levels which can mimic Sciatica.
- Muscle imbalances – by keeping the muscle, fascia and other soft tissues healthy and aligned, the body can perform peak levels.
- Faster recovery – flushing out lactic acid and other waste by products of strenuous exercise will help promote healthy muscle
This is a small list of some of the more common injuries which cyclists experience. We’ve treated many other injuries with massage therapy as well.
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