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Massage Therapy Modalities
Sports Massage combines a deep tissue approach, stretching and range of motion techniques with clear focus and intent on treating regions of the body most commonly stressed with a particular athletic activity. The goal of this modality is to enhance athletic potential and performance and help to lessen the likelihood of future, repetitive-use injuries. Whether a "weekend warrior" type or a professional athlete, these techniques are for you. Even the non-athlete can benefit form this approach since most of us do some type of repetitive activity which stresses the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic Massage combines Swedish and deep tissue massage with range of motion and hydrotherapy to aid in the recovery of joint related injuries. Thorough knowledge of joint anatomy, soft tissue healing processes and pathological concerns is used to design a treatment plan that suits the needs of the client. This modality is great for those recovering from joint replacements, scoliosis or soft tissue repairs such as rotator cuff, cruciate ligament or achilles tendon rupture surgeries as well. Orthopedic massage is a great treatment modality to aid and benefit the client currently undergoing Physical Therapy.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage involves a variety of techniques which addresses specific, regional concerns. The massage is more focused, detailed and uses a depth that exceeds a general relaxation massage. While the strokes are delivered deeper into the tissue, skilled hands, clear understanding of anatomy and client feedback allow the work to be both effective and within the tolerance level of the client. Some minor discomfort may be felt but appropriately applied, the work should not be painful.
Myofascial Release techniques focus on the connective tissues of the body. The most abundant type of tissue, including tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, fascia, bone and scar tissue. The techniques are generally done without lubricant and involve lengthening and hydration of compromised tissue. It's a great approach to balancing structure and form helping the body to be more resilient and able to deal with stressful demands. Myofascial Release treatments are often followed up with Swedish Massage for circulation.