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Sports Massage: Improve Your Performance and Recovery


Welcome to our comprehensive guide on sports massage, a therapeutic practice that has gained great popularity among athletes and exercise enthusiasts.


What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a specialized form of manual therapy designed to help athletes prepare physically and mentally for their sports activities as well as to recover from exercise-related injuries and tensions. Unlike relaxation massages, sports massage focuses on specific areas of the body that are subjected to additional stress due to physical activity.


Origin of Sports Massage

The origins of sports massage date back to ancient Greece, where Olympic athletes received massages before competitions to improve their performance. Since then, this practice has evolved and been refined, adopting techniques from different cultural traditions and developing specialized methods to address the specific needs of modern athletes.


Why is Sports Massage so Popular?

This therapy has gained popularity due to its numerous benefits for both professional athletes and exercise enthusiasts. Among the reasons for its popularity are its ability to improve blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility, and accelerate the recovery process after exercise.


Who Can Benefit from Sports Massage?

Sports massage is not exclusively reserved for elite athletes; anyone who regularly participates in physical activities can benefit from this form of therapy. From runners and weightlifters to yoga practitioners and hiking enthusiasts, sports massage can help improve performance and prevent injuries.

In my salon I have worked on professional golfers, futbol players, and pádel enthusiasts. 


Benefits of Receiving a Sports Massage

The benefits are numerous and go beyond simply relieving muscle tension. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Improvement of blood circulation, which helps eliminate toxins and increase oxygen supply to the muscles.
  • Reduction of muscle stiffness and tension, which improves flexibility and range of motion.
  • Relief of muscle pain and acceleration of the recovery process after exercise.
  • Improvement of the function of the nervous system, which can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.


Contraindications of Sports Massage

Although sports massage can be beneficial for most people, there are some situations in which it may be counterproductive or maybe even dangerous. It is important to consider the following contraindications before receiving a sports massage:

  • Severe injuries or recent bone fractures.
  • Skin infections or dermatological conditions.
  • Deep vein thrombosis or severe circulatory problems.
  • Fever or acute illness.
  • Early-stage pregnancy without the approval of a doctor.


At Pasitea Therapeutic Massages and Acupuncture in Madrid, we take pride in offering high-quality sports massages to help our clients achieve their athletic goals and improve their overall well-being. We use specialized muscle creams that help accelerate muscle recovery and whenever needed we combine acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping techniques to optimize results.

Many of our clients, ranging from golf and soccer professionals to paddle tennis and cycling enthusiasts, have experienced the transformative benefits of our personalized treatments. At Pasitea, we understand the physical and mental demands of sports training and are committed to providing a comprehensive approach to health and well-being.


At the end of the day, our goal is simple: to help you recover faster, feel better, and get back to enjoying your favorite sports as soon as possible.


Pasitea Therapeutic Massages and Acupuncture in Madrid

Hello! I’m Emi, a Japanese masseuse with over 12 years of experience in the field of manual therapy and acupuncture. After studying acupuncture and massage in Japan, I am delighted to offer my services here in Madrid. 

You can find us at Calle Gaztambide 6, 1D, in the vibrant Chamberí neighborhood. Our location is convenient, just a minute’s walk from Argüelles metro station and within walking distance of several other stations, such as Moncloa, Bilbao, Quevedo, and San Bernardo.

At Pasitea, we are passionate about helping our clients reach their full physical and emotional potential through personalized treatments and dedicated attention. Whether you’re looking to relieve muscle pain, improve your sports performance, or simply relax and rejuvenate, we are here to assist you on your journey to comprehensive well-being.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Pasitea Therapeutic Massages and Acupuncture in Madrid!

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