Massage therapy and athletics are a natural combination. Body maintenance, recovery, rehabilitation and improved performance are just a few reasons why many professional and Olympic athletes have incorporated bodywork as part of their training regimen. But what if an athlete requires special attention, is disabled, or is affected by a myriad of complications? Does the approach alter?
Living in a wheelchair for one week, one month, one year or a lifetime can cause significant physical discomfort. Luckily, whether someone uses a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy, HIV or an athletic injury, proper positioning and massage therapy may help ease the associated pain.