I have some teenage clients that are into sports for school. Sometimes they work out too hard and pull a muscle. I have seen young people come in with a sore back or pulled hamstring. Now these are strong young people who do not complain much but have been in pain for several weeks and it just doesn’t get better.
If you are lifting weights for example, you would work your upper body one day and the next work your lower body so the upper has time to repair itself. But in high school sports this process seems to get overlooked and the young people do not get the time to repair.
When this happens, the teenager has pain that is minimized until the parents step in and talk to the coach and sometimes have to ask to let them take some time off from practice.
Hopefully someone will think to add massage to the picture. Usually one or two treatments will fix up the person so they can resume training. Young people heal much more quickly than folks my age. I like to recommend stretches and exercises to help the healing process. I also like to discuss the ergonomics to see if there is a way not to get injured in the future.
Call Loveland Massage by Helena today at 970-218-7289 to schedule your teenagers massage.