Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three categories for sports massage to be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing. Schedule your massage today.
Kinesiology tape is an elastic therapeutic tape that will extends the effects of your massage therapy session for as long as you wear the tape. Kinesio taping method can be worn worn for up to 7 days. It is water proof will last after bathing. This method of taping is used to relax over-stressed muscles or to stimulate muscle contraction of weak or underused muscles. The right application will eliminate muscle imbalances and pain while taking excessive pressure off joints. Kinesio taping method does not limit range of motion like traditional athletic tape and improves circulation and reduces swelling this is why professional athletes are increasingly using this method to help keep them compete.
For years, prolonged static stretching technique was the gold standard. Well not anymore, Active Isolated Stretching provides a better way for restoration of fascial and muscle tissues. AIS is great way to stretch and feel good inside our meat suit. These stretches provide maximum benefit and can be accomplished without opposing tension or resulting trauma. The problem with static stretching is that it may decrease the blood flow within the tissue creating a localized ischemia and lactic acid buildup. This can potentially cause irritation or injury of local muscular, tendinous, lymphatic, as well as neural tissues, similar to the effects and consequences of trauma and overuse syndromes (Mattes).
Essential Oils are the aromatic extracts of plants and flowers. Essential oils are produced from herbs, flowers, trees, greases, bark, seeds, and fruits. Essential oils can be ingested, inhaled, or applied to the skin. Essential oils will benefit athletes tremendously by improving performance, speed up recovery, and support respiratory function.
Myofascial Release MFR is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
Myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body.