Golfers are turning to massage therapy for everything from pain relief, increasing range of motion and flexibility to injury prevention. At the end of the day, massage is a crucial element of any sport, helping to alleviate pain and stiffness, and also encouraging circulation and relaxation. For golfers, it’s all about finding the spots where pain and stiffness will impact their game, massaging those points and helping to restore flexibility and motion.
Golf may not be a high-contact sport, but there are still plenty of injuries a golfer can sustain, and massage can be an excellent technique for assisting both the healing and prevention of these issues. Massage can also be a wonderful way to increase flexibility, which can help golfers with their form.
Muscular injuries in the lower back, hips, shoulder and elbow due to the repetitive, one-sided nature of a golf swing
Head , neck and between shoulder blade soreness caused by the tightening of the body during the rotation and compression of the swing.
Golfer Elbow overworked arm muscles that need to be treated quickly and regularly as it can lead to ligament inflammation.
Below is a list of the primary used muscles during each phase of golfing that the massage therapist will addresses :
Golf Swing, Phase 1: The Address: Wrist Flexers & Extenders, Illiopsoa, Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings, Adductor Magnus , Gastrocnemius And Soleus.
Golf Swing, Phase 2: The Backswing: Quadratus Lumborum, Internal And External Obliques, Paraspinals, Psoai And Intercostals. Subscapularis, Pectoralis Major And Minor, Serratus Anterior And Intercostals; Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Rhomboids And Deltoids.
Golf Swing, Phase 3: The Downswing: Peroneals, Tibials Posterior And Intrinsic Foot Muscles, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus, Tensor Fasciae Latae And Iliotibial Band , Piriformis, Deep External Rotators, Tensor Fasciae Latae And Posterior Gluteus Medius.
Golf Swing, Phase 4: The Follow-Through: Adductor Lognus And Brevis, Vastus Intermedius Sartorius, Adductor Magnus Quadratus Lumborum , Retus Femoris , Illopsoas , Abdominals
Muscle Healers provides our clients targeted treatments and appropriate self-care suggestions to decrease chances of injury , accelerate recover and enhance performance on the golf course. If you’re a golfer who is interested in seeing how massage can improve your game book your session today.