Sports Training & Rehabililtation

Intergrated Massage Techniques

  • Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is the hold and stretch technique to treat muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles. This modality improves the stretch reflex in muscles, combined with acupressure or Swedish massage. Client assisted stretching is often incorporated.

 

  • Physician Directed

Medical massage incorporates many techniques to address muscle and skeletal issues diagnosed by a doctor. Ex. migraine, digestive disorder, post-concussion, tempromandibidular joint pain (TMJ). Instruction for self-care is available.

Cupping

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps made cupping famous as he used cupping to help recover from the pain and soreness in his body during heavy training and competition.  Cupping is a Chinese practice of sucking the skin away from the underlying muscles for a short period of time in order to stimulate blood flow.

 

For swimmers, you’d want to do that to promote faster recovery and to swish away the build up of any lactic acid in the muscles that can lead to soreness, which is not a good thing if you’re racing heats in the morning, finals in the evening of the same day, and have more than one race over a week.

 

Cupping is a deep tissue massage modality. It can be used singularly or combined with any massage modality where the client has no contraindications to deep tissue massage. There are many ways that cupping can be administered.  We utilize a hand held vacuum cup that can be glided or placed on areas of congestion or scar tissue buildup.

 

Cupping will expedite the removal of discoloration of bruises in the skin tissue from prior trauma.

Sports Massage - Training & Post Event

Customized to pain or muscle restriction from overworked muscles or repetitive strain. This massage is to relieve pain and free up the whole body. Deep tissue techniques are utilized along with Myofascial release stretching and patient self-care instruction

 

Sports massage uses a variety of massage techniques designed to help your body prepare for events such as marathons, or for sports recovery post event. Massage session varies dependent on activity relating to strain or discomfort.