There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives, we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management) massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.
While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage therapy can, without a doubt, help manage stress, reduce pain reduction, and expedite healing. This translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Increased blood circulation.
Reduced inflammation and swelling
Reduction in joint stiffness
Loosens tight muscles
Promotes lymphatic drainage
Aides in the development of muscle and connective tissue reconstruction
Decreases scar tissue formation
One Of Our Specialities – Sports Massage
Sports Massage is a specialized form of Swedish massage that focuses on enhancing athletic performance and facilitating post-event recovery. It benefits the professional or amateur athlete, dancer, or exercise enthusiast. Practitioners of sports massage concentrate on working the whole body, and they also pay particular attention to those muscle groups that are involved in a specific sport or activity.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of a sports massage is that it consists of specific components designed to cut down on sports-related injuries. It specifically alleviates muscle tension and inflammation post-event and provides a warm-up to loosen muscles for amateur and professional athletes pre-event.
All athletes are looking to improve their sports performance and get a leg up on their competition whether they are Olympic athletes, professional athletes or weekend warriors. To do this, a rigorous training schedule is implemented to enhance their skills, strength, endurance, and speed. Unfortunately, as the level of training is increased, so is the risk of injury.
As an athlete boosts their training schedule, they almost always overuse their muscles, causing strain, tears, and imbalances in the soft muscle tissues. Additionally tragic is the fact that most athletes, in their quest to improve, ignore aches and pains until they turn into serious injuries. The more a sports injury is ignored; the more susceptible it becomes to further strain and injury.
One way to encourage muscle repair after training is with sports massage. Sports massage will help release any built up tension and lactic acid in the overworked muscles so that blood and oxygen can return to the muscle and effectively promote muscle repair. Sports massage, if received as part of a sports program, can help an athlete prevent injury due to overuse.
A Hand-In-Hand Relationship
What separates our massage therapy from other practices is that our licensed therapists work hand-in-hand with our wonderful restoration and rehabilitation program which means the patient gets the highest level of care and knowledge available.