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Service Description

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a specialized type of massage therapy that focuses on the needs of athletes. It can help to improve athletic performance, reduce the risk of injury, and promote recovery from injury.

This sports massage begins with a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), a movement assessment tool that helps us to identify any movement patterns that may be putting you at risk for injury. Once we have identified these patterns, we can develop a treatment plan to help you correct them and reduce your risk of injury.

We then use a combination of four powerful techniques to help you achieve your athletic goals:

  • Myofascial Decompression (aka cupping): Myofascial decompression is a technique that uses suction cups to release tension and adhesions in the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles. This can help to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and improve athletic performance.

  • Active Release Techniques (ART): ART is a hands-on technique that helps to release adhesions and scar tissue in the muscles, fascia, and other soft tissues. This can help to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and improve athletic performance.

  • Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger point therapy is a technique that helps to release trigger points, which are small, painful knots in the muscles. Trigger points can cause pain, stiffness, and range of motion restrictions. Trigger point therapy can help to relieve these symptoms and improve athletic performance.

  • Fascial Manipulation: Fascial manipulation is a technique that helps to release the fascia--the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles. This can help to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and improve athletic performance.

 

When combined, these four techniques can help to:

  • Improve athletic performance

  • Reduce the risk of injury

  • Promote recovery from injury

  • Improve range of motion

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve muscle function

  • Improve flexibility

Lymphatics

Lymphatic massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), is a gentle form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system to help remove excess fluid and toxins from the body. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes that helps to fight infection and maintain fluid balance.

 

Lymphatic massage can be helpful for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Lymphedema: Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling due to fluid buildup in the tissues. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including surgery, cancer treatment, and infection. Lymphatic massage can help to reduce swelling and improve function in people with lymphedema.

  • Chronic venous insufficiency: Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the veins in the legs have difficulty returning blood to the heart. This can cause swelling, pain, and fatigue in the legs. Lymphatic massage can help to improve circulation and reduce swelling in people with chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Lymphatic massage can help to reduce pain and improve function in people with fibromyalgia.

  • Migraines: Migraines are severe headaches that can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Lymphatic massage can help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

  • Sinus congestion: Sinus congestion is a condition that causes blockage of the sinuses, the air-filled spaces in the skull. This can cause difficulty breathing, facial pain, and headaches. Lymphatic massage can help to drain the sinuses and reduce congestion.

 

In addition to the conditions listed above, lymphatic massage may also be beneficial for:

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Boosting the immune system

  • Improving digestion

  • Reducing stress and anxiety

  • Improving sleep quality

 

Lymphatic massage is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. It is important to note that lymphatic massage should not be performed on people with certain medical conditions, such as blood clots or active infection. It is also important to see a qualified lymphatic massage therapist to ensure that the massage is performed safely and effectively.

 

Benefits of lymphatic massage:

  • Reduces swelling

  • Improves circulation

  • Reduces pain

  • Improves function

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Improves digestion

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Improves sleep quality

Full Body

A full body relaxing massage is a type of massage therapy that uses a variety of techniques to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It is a great way to relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and boost the mood.

 

Here are some of the benefits of a full body relaxing massage:

  • Reduced muscle tension: A full body relaxing massage can help to reduce muscle tension and spasms. This can be especially beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia or arthritis.

  • Improved circulation: Massage can help to improve circulation by increasing blood flow to the muscles and tissues. This can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

  • Reduced stress: Massage can help to reduce stress by promoting relaxation and releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. This can help to improve mood and sleep quality.

  • Increased energy levels: Massage can help to increase energy levels by reducing fatigue and improving circulation.

  • Improved flexibility: Massage can help to improve flexibility by stretching the muscles and connective tissues. This can help to improve range of motion and reduce the risk of injury.

 

In addition to these physical benefits, a full body relaxing massage can also have a number of psychological benefits, such as:

  • Reduced anxiety: Massage can help to reduce anxiety by promoting relaxation and releasing endorphins.

  • Improved mood: Massage can help to improve mood by releasing endorphins and reducing stress.

  • Better sleep quality: Massage can help to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

  • Increased sense of well-being: Massage can help to increase the sense of well-being by promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and improving mood.

 

If you are looking for a way to relax and de-stress, a full body relaxing massage is a great option. It is a safe and effective treatment that can offer a number of benefits for both the physical and mental health.

 

Who can benefit from a full body relaxing massage?

A full body relaxing massage can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels. It is a great way to:

  • Reduce stress

  • Relieve muscle tension

  • Improve circulation

  • Boost the immune system

  • Improve sleep quality

  • Increase energy levels

  • Improve flexibility

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve mood

  • Increase the sense of well-being

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