What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
What kind of massage therapy do we offer?
1. Swedish Massage is one of the most commonly offered and well known types of massage. It is a more gentle and superficial approach of massage used to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, and create relaxation.
2. Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage that focuses on realigning the deeper layer of muscles and connective tissues. It works by physically breaking up adhesions in the muscle to relieve pain and helps to restore proper movement and .
3. Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy applies direct pressure to specific tender areas of a muscle. These tender areas are known as trigger points and can refer pain and sensations to other parts of the body. This type of therapy usually leads to an immediate release of tension and improved muscle functioning.
4. Myofascial Release is a style which focuses on the fascia, the complex web of connective tissue in the body which runs from head to toe. The fascia can hold a great deal of pain, tension, and strain which can contribute to soft tissue pain. By releasing the strain on the fascia using broad stretching techniques, a massage therapist aims to release soft tissue pain and increase freedom of movement.
5. Sports Massage Sports massage goes beyond promoting relaxation and pain relief. It can help improve performance and prevent injury - in addition to helping the body recover from injuries associated with physical activity. Sports massage helps release that muscle tension and promote tissue repair and muscle balance for a safer next workout.
Over the last few years, athletes at all skill levels have started to appreciate the tremendous benefits that massage therapy can have on improving their sport. Athletes are turning to massage therapy for everything from pain relief, increasing range of motion and flexibility to injury prevention. Although massage therapy has been around for thousands of years it is only now starting to get recognition it deserves. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a pro athlete, including massage therapy as a regular part of your training program can help you to avoid injury, enhance your performance and live pain free!
Benefits of Sports Massage:
Increases circulation that assists in removing metabolic wastes that can accumulate in muscles due to overuse and the repetitive motion of the golf swing
A massage therapist can help reduce muscle spasms, trigger points and adhesions that need to be addressed to help prevent injury and improve quality of movement.
Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility resulting in increased power and performance
Decrease anxiety and stress levels
Improves mental focus
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