Sports Maintenance Massage
- The pressure the client receives, is more stronger (deeper). There's more deep tissue techniques involved, to decrease/eliminate those tight knots and I also gear the massage toward area specific muscle groups; i.e., back only, legs only including ITB, neck & shoulders, low back-glutes-hamstring tie-ins, arms/shoulders, calves/feet, etc. Also, other modalities may be used in combination for Sports Maintenance Massage: joint mobilization, which are range of motion (ROM) movements, Trigger Point Therapy, breath work exercises and many others.
When should I receive a Sports Maintenance Massage?
- You should receive this particular type of massage within 24-48 hours before/after a major event, i.e., marathon, extreme max workout, tournament of playing softball, etc.
What are the benefits of this massage?
- The benefits include, but are not limited to: increased recovery time from workouts and/or major events; reduction in lactic acid build up; increased blood flow to the muscle tissues which would increase oxygenation in the bloodstream; loosen up tight knots, among others.
Relaxation (Swedish) Massage
- Relaxation/Swedish Massage is generally considered a full body massage, as it works on the entire major muscle groups of the body, by using five basic movements. They include: Sliding/Gliding, which are relaxation strokes; Kneading strokes are meant to lift up the muscles away from the bones; Rhythmic Tapping is used to invigorate the muscles; Deep Circular and/or Cross Fiber strokes help breakdown knots in the muscle, which relieves pain and improves flexibility; Vibration or shaking movements stimulates blood flow and helps to relax tense muscles.
What to expect when receiving this massage?
- Swedish Massage is performed on a massage table with the client fully undressed (underwear optional), lying face up or face down, in between the sheets. The client will be draped at all times – only the area being worked on will be exposed. Creme or lotion will be used to help facilitate the movements of the strokes during the massage. Pressure of the strokes and comfort level of the client will be checked on, periodically.
What are the benefits?
- Lots of people think that it is a luxury, but massage is much more than simple relaxation. Even though the therapeutic benefits of massage are still being studied, research has shown it to be effective in: decreasing pain; reducing anxiety and stress; improving range of motion; decreasing carpal tunnel syndrome; reducing muscle soreness; boosting the immune system; lessening depression; improvement of blood and lymph circulation; relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension; helps prevent or delay muscle atrophy resulting from forced inactivity; may be sedative or stimulating, depending on the type and length of the massage given; plus, it feels really good.
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