It certainly is amazing what just one firm sports massage can do. Over the last few months, it seemed almost every time I trained my calves I managed to pull or tear a muscle in either one of them. The calf muscles are a dense and very strong set of muscles. They’re used to getting lots of work carrying the weight of your entire body every time you walk. For this reason, it’s important to take care of your calves to keep them in the best shape possible.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY SPORTS MASSAGE ON CALVES
A FIRM SPORTS MASSAGE TO RELIEVE YOUR CALF MUSCLES
For years I’ve been training my calves with high intensity using both heavyweights and higher rep sets. During this time, I developed some blockages in my calf muscles which caused a knot in both of them.
These knots stopped the consistent and proper flow of blood which in turn caused tearing of the muscles during workouts. I have had countless calf muscle tears, especially in the last twelve months, so I finally took some long overdue action and got a very firm sports massage for both my calf muscles.
The massage therapist immediately felt large knots in both calves and told me to hang on tight while he massaged through the knot on each calf one at a time.
SPORTS MASSAGE IS WORTH THE PAIN TO GET YOU BACK ON TRACK
To put it mildly, the pain was excruciating as he drove his thumbs deep into the rock hard knots in my calf muscles. I could feel each knot begin to quiver and shake violently as the massage therapist applied pressure directly on each muscle knot. Over time, the knot began to give way and the pain subsided.
The bottom line is after about an hour working on both calves, my lower leg muscles were on their way back to health, and within a week, I was able to train my calves with good and proper blood flow once again. A good firm sports massage can be painful but certainly helps to realign knotted and sore muscles.