For the athlete, regular massages assist in keeping muscles healthy as well as decrease chronic build up of scar tissue and lactic acid. Getting to know your specific therapist and creating a plan over the course of weeks, months, or throughout the training year benefits the athlete’s body and helps with performance, sleep, immune system, and more!
For everyone, the stress of daily life – whether work, parenting, or other responsibilities- builds over time. For some, massage and quiet time is a form of relaxation for them. For others, massage therapy can address specific life or vocationally caused issues such as poor posture, low back pain from sitting too much, tight feet and ankles from standing too much, and more!
Massage techniques are used for a variety of reasons:
- Decrease pain
- Increase localized blood flow
- Stimulate lymphatics
- Decreasing tissue tension
- Increase flexibility
- Relaxation of overused muscles
- Mind-body relaxation
- Often as a supplement to Physical Therapy and Chiropractic work