At City Sports Massage we feel very privileged to be treating a number of golfers these days. Golf players need sports massage! Often the day job will be sedentary, so strolling up to the golf course, and suddenly expecting the body to perform the extremely fast, dynamic action of teeing off is asking for trouble!
Often when a golfer first comes in for a massage, they’re quite confused as to why their bodies are in so much pain. Often they’re wondering if it’s the end of their golf careers?
Almost as soon as we stop growing our body starts ‘drying up’. When we’re young we can go out, drink endless drinks, party until dawn and *still* get up and play football without it hurting. As we get older (and it’s most often noticed in our late twenties/early thirties), it ain’t as easy as it used to be ;-)
The answer is usually simple. We need to warm up before exercise or sports activity. Warm up *well*. That doesn’t mean a ‘Jane Fonda’ workout. It means targeted, specific stretches that are relevant to YOU.
And by using massage for golfing injuries (or running, cycling, football or other sports injuries) and following up with stretching, our favourite pastime can last a lifetime.
Now *thats* a ‘hole in one’ eh?