June 6th, 2020
Want to improve your golf game? Try therapeutic massage therapy at Driven Fit + Sponaugle! This specific form of massage focuses on relaxing the back, hamstrings, hip flexors, shoulders, and wrists, which in turn, creates a bigger shoulder turn, better hip and back flexibility, and a more powerful torque. Whether you’re an avid golfer or just a weekend warrior, massage therapy for golfers is an excellent way to up your game. Read more about its many benefits…
With any type of repetitive motion, there is going to be a chance for injury. The good news? Regular massage therapy sessions can help reduce spasms and scar tissue while also relieving trigger points. When your muscles are relaxed, they are less likely to suffer strains or tears. In addition, our highly trained massage therapist will detect and work out any small adhesions that could potentially become a more serious issue later.
Avid golfers often experience tightness in the forearms, shoulders, lower back, and hips. Massage therapy will loosen and stretch these stiff joints and muscles, thus creating a more fluid motion in the golf swing. When combined with daily stretching, regular massage therapy will not only improve your range of motion and flexibility, it also increases power and improves performance.
Posture is a critical component to any good golf game. Massage therapy for golf will reduce the muscle tightness that causes postural imbalances and help the body assume its correct position. Having good posture will improve your swing and reduce the risk of elbow injuries and tendonitis.
The force and repetitive movements used in a golf swing can result in muscle soreness and spasms, both of which can result in a lot of pain. Therapeutic massage therapy for golfers can help lengthen and relax the contracted muscles and provide much-needed pain relief.
Having good circulation helps prevent the buildup of toxins in the muscles, when otherwise left untreated, can cause muscle pain and stiffness. The rhythmic strokes and pressure used in massage therapy releases the accumulation of toxins and helps oxygenated blood circulate to your muscles, resulting in a quicker period of recovery.
Every sport has a mental component, and golf is certainly no exception. Too much stress, anxiety, and pressure will not only have a negative effect on your performance, it can also cause the muscles to clench involuntarily – a counterproductive motion for golfers who need their swing to be as fluid as possible. Massage therapy helps the relax the mind, which in turn, helps muscle perform properly and improves your overall game.
IIf you would like to book a massage therapy appointment at Driven Fit + SWS, we highly recommend doing so at least 48 hours prior to tee time. If you have a massage too close to your game, you could be too sore to play and your muscles will not perform at their best.
For more information on our South Tampa fitness and wellness studio or to schedule your golf massage therapy session, please call or text (813) 440-3016.