Read about how we work and what is our perspective on body work.
The body is a fascinating machine. When given the proper tools and maintenance, it has the ability to repair itself.
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
We have learned that massage alone isn't the only tool for a pain free life. Many times clients suffer from muscle imbalance which includes shortened and inhibited muscles along with overstretched weak groups. Our goal as therapists is to restore normal muscle resting lengths to opposing muscle groups. We will offer client self care for after the massage. This includes corrective stretching and strengthening exercises for pain free living, structural balance and performance enhancement.
A cotton fiber tape that stretches in length allowing it to contour and move with the body while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. Along with offering extra support to injured or healing muscles rock tape will also create space between the dermal layer and muscle tissue. Traveling through this space are the lymph vessels, nerve receptors and blood vessels. Creating adequate space takes “pressure” off of these structures and allows for improved circulation of lymph fluid and blood and improved nervous system communication between the brain and the body. When this space is compromised as a result of an injury, the lymphatic system and the nerve receptors are negatively impacted. The lymphatic system plays a critical role in regulating inflammation/swelling. Rock tape is proven to decrease healing time so you can get back to your active lifestyle. We provide this service complimentary with your sports massage. Additional Rocktape needs without massage service is $5 per an area.
Sports Event Massage
It is important to get rid of any congestion or muscle injuries in the body. When a muscle senses an injury it will not work at maximal capacity, in order to protect itself from further destruction, which could make all the difference in qualifying to the next level. Let us give you that edge to muscle freedom and victory.
10-15 minutes before Event
Having a massage before strenuous activity increases the blood supply to the muscles, enabling them to perform better during an event. This is achieved by brisk, fast friction moves to the desired area. It is important not to relax the muscles too much, but to create a good circulation so your muscles will get plenty of oxygen and increase endurance.
Improving circulation - Research shows that myo-fascial massage assists in the recovery of diastolic blood pressure after high intensity exercise. Our aim is to improve lymph flow and flush out toxins and lactic acid that can build up in the muscles.
Reduce muscle tension - Muscles can remain with a higher level of tone immediately after activity, massage and stretching can help to restore normality in the muscle tone and release tension and tightness.
Calm the Athlete - Massage has physiological and psychological benefits. It can stimulate the ‘Parasympathetic’ nervous system leading the athlete to calm, relax and improve the immune system. Just as importantly it has been shown to improve the perceived fatigue level of the athlete enabling them to perform better in future events.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system(which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. It is also proven to break up scar tissue.
- Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin color after three to five treatments. Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Especially useful for athletes is cupping’s potential to relieve muscle spasms. -Cupping also affects the digestive system. A few benefits include an improved metabolism, relief from constipation, a healthy appetite, and stronger digestion.
Making the world a better place one massage at a time.