Sports Massage

Dr. Charles Smith at Smith Family Wellness in Honolulu, HI, offers sports massage and other techniques to help athletes achieve optimal recovery and performance.

7 Benefits of Sports Massage for Athletes

If you’re an athlete, you know how important it is to take care of yourself. Did you know that a sports massage is a great method to help you do that? Dr. Smith and the team at Smith Family Wellness in Honolulu, HI share just a few benefits you can enjoy below.

Improved Circulation

Massage is well known for causing the muscles to relax, which allows blood to flow more freely. Better circulation is beneficial for many reasons, including your sports performance and your general health and wellness.

Reduced Tension and Soreness

As the muscles relax during massage, the lactic acid that has built up in your muscles is released. While this is important for everyone, it is especially important for athletes and those who workout regularly, as they tend to have greater amounts of lactic acid present.

Improved Lymphatic Drainage

When that acid and other fluids are released, they need to be removed from the body. The lymphatic system’s role is to take care of this for us, but it can be hindered. Sports massage is a natural, safe, and effective way to improve lymphatic drainage, getting acid, excess fluids, and other wastes out of your body more quickly.

Stress Relief

A reduction in pain as well as improved nerve function and better general health are all great for naturally relieving stress. Additionally, massage releases chemicals called endorphins, which are the “happy hormones.” Less stress can lead to improved performance and better overall health and wellness.

Improved Range of Motion, Flexibility, and Balance

Various types of restrictions can negatively impact how well you can move, which can impact your sports performance. Sports massages can help remove these restrictions so that you can enjoy optimal flexibility, range of motion, and balance.

Injury Recovery

After training hard, the last thing you want is an injury to keep you from your favorite activity. The good news is that you don’t have to let that happen. A sports massage can enhance your healing and recovery in various ways, including stimulating blood flow and tissue repair. Sports massages have helped many athletes get back to their game quicker – and completely naturally.

Improved Performance

Your performance can be hindered due to multiple things, including hidden injuries, tension, and more. Massage helps by removing these issues, leading to better performance – both on the field and throughout your regular daily tasks.

Schedule your sports massage appointment with Dr. Smith at Smith Family Wellness in Honolulu, HI, by calling (808) 922-3244 today.

There are four variations of sports massage and choosing the right one is based on the client’s current level of discomfort and upcoming athletic events:

  • Pre-event sports massage involves a vigorous and stimulating Swedish massage that targets the muscles that will be used during the upcoming event, boosting circulation and revving up energy levels with brisk massage techniques that invigorate.  
  • Post-event sports massage is designed to help the athlete wind down after intense physical exertion, targets muscle soreness and helps to normalize body tissues and prevent muscle stiffness the next day.  
  • Restorative sports massage is provided during training to keep an athlete at peak performance level.  Muscles are kept warm and supple, enabling more intense exertion during training time and minimizing the risk of injury.
  • Rehabilitative sports massage is aimed at treating sports injuries and speeding recovery time.  Targeted at a specific trouble spot, rehabilitative sports massage helps increase circulation and protect range of motion.

Contact Us

Send Us An Email Today!

Office Hours

Find Out When We Are Open


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm