Massage

Benefits of Sports Massage:

Coaching

  • Prevention and removal of waste products from the body
  • Increased range of movement and muscle flexibility
  • Reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Breaking down and reduction of scar tissue
  • Increased blood and lymphatic circulation
  • The release of muscle tension and pain
  • Speeding up of the healing process
  • Increase in performance potential
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Prevention of injury

Services:

  • Maintenance massage
  • Post event massage
  • Pre-event massage
  • Lymphatic drainage

Other services:

  • Kinesiology taping and Strapping for injuries
  • Individual and group coaching
  • Tailored one-to-one coaching plans

Kinesiology taping

On skin, the Kinesio Tape pulls the upper layers of skin, creating more space between the dermis and the muscle. The space created is believed to relieve pressure on the lymph channels in the area between the muscle and the dermis, creating more space for lymph flow and thus better lymph drainage through an affected area. This space also houses various nerve receptors that send specific information to the brain. When the space between the epidermis and the muscle is compressed, such as during an injury, these nerve receptors are compressed and send information to the brain regarding continuous touch, light touch, cold, pain, pressure, and heat. This information causes the brain to send out certain signals to the body on how to react to particular stimuli. Kinesio Tape alters the information that these receptors send to the brain and causes a less reactive response in the body, allowing the body to work in a more normal manner and removing some of the roadblocks that normally slow down the healing process.

Kinesio tape also is felt to affect deeper tissues in the body. Increased space theoretically allows muscles greater contractibilty which in turn pushes more fluid through the muscle, resulting in better muscle performance. The end results are believed to be reduced muscle fatigue, increase in range of motion, and better quality of muscle contraction.

Kinesio Tex Tape is used to improve joint alignment by affecting the muscles and fascia and can reduce poor function of a joint by influencing opposing muscle groups and joint mobility.

Article above from medicinenet.com

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: Maintain & Train by