Support your training and rehabilitation with massage therapy
Areas of muscular stress can result from repetitive or stressful motion and are typically precursors to injury. Stress in other muscles, created by compensating for an injury, can be eased with a regular sports massage regimen. Adequate recovery is also a major factor in avoiding nagging minor injuries that inhibit optimum performance.
What is sports massage?
Sports massage serves a specific purpose for athletes, who have different needs depending on their training. It focuses on muscles used in your sport or fitness activity. For example, areas of greater stress for runners and cyclists are the legs and lower back; for swimmers, the upper body.
Sports massage is also helpful for anyone who routinely pushes their physical limits through movement. Swimmers, weight lifters, runners, golfers, ball players, skaters, dancers, tennis players, and boxers, as well as weekend warriors and those who strength train or do aerobics, can benefit from sports massage.
What can sports massage do for me?
- accelerate the recovery process
- allow for more productive training
- relieve pain, stiffness and soreness
- increase range of motion
- reduce adhesions (scar tissue)
- reduce swelling and bruising
- reduce muscular spasm
- reduce fatigue-related injuries
How often do I need a massage?
Monthly massage is ideal to maintain current state of athletic performance and proper recovery. Chronic conditions may require more frequent sessions.
This is a crucial transition phase if you are graduating from rehab. This is effective in reducing pain, decreasing the risk of further injury, and returning to optimal function.
It may be necessary to have massage on a weekly basis if you are healing from an injury, have chronic problems that have not responded to other modalities, or need significant help in recovery.
Relieve Pain and Balance Posture with MyoKinesthetic (MYK)
Increase range of motion, relieve pain and balance your posture with this simple muscle movement technique.
How is MYK different than massage?
- you don’t get undressed
- focuses on specific muscles
- addresses the root cause of pain or imbalance
- shorter sessions (15-30 minute)
- no oils or creams
- can give immediate and lasting pain relief
What conditions does MYK address?
- overuse injuries
- plantar fasciitis
- headaches (including tension, hormonal and migraines)
- shoulder problems (frozen shoulder, bursitis, impingement, post surgery)
- carpal tunnel
- elbow issues (tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)
- hip and other joint problems
- limited range of motion due to surgery or injury
- postural imbalances
What should I expect during a MYK session?
In your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your symptoms and activities with your practitioner. Afterwards, a thorough postural analysis will be performed followed by a treatment.
Everyone feels a little different after a treatment. Some people may notice immediate pain relief, while others take a few hours to feel improvements. You may experience increased sensation in the treatment area or feel slightly off balance as your body responds. Usually, there are no activity restrictions following a treatment. However, be very aware of any pain symptoms during normal activities.
How often do I need MYK?
The majority of improvements occur within 6-8 sessions* performed in a short time frame (2-3 times per week). This reinforces new movement patterns and postural improvements. Follow-up sessions generally last 10-30 minutes.
*chronic conditions may require additional treatments.