Massage has become an integral part of the new athletic regimen from sports medicine clinics, to college training rooms, to professional locker rooms to Olympic training. Growing number of trainers believe that massage can provide an extra edge to the athletes who participate in high performance sports. Massage has become a necessary ingredient for a complete workout and recovery. More and more people are realizing that a complete workout routine includes not only the exercise itself, but also caring for the wear-and-tear and minor injuries that naturally occur with strenuous movement. The physiological and psychological benefits of massage make it an ideal complement to a total conditioning program.
Anyone who routinely stretches their physical limits through movement such as running, cycling, hiking, swimming, dancing, tennis and other racquet sports, strength training and aerobics can benefit from a massage. There are others who do strenuous activities in a day that is not normally classified as exercise. Examples are mothers with small children, gardeners, and others who use their bodies strenuously in their work.
First Things First
Before we begin your session, we’ll discuss what your goals are for the massage. Depending on your specific needs or requests, I will either perform a customized full-body massage (for general relaxation and stress reduction) or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have requested.
Benefits of Sports Massage
· Reduce the chance of injury, through proper stretching and event preparation, and through deep tissue massage
· Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance
· Shorten recovery time between workouts
· Maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow
· Enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise
While periodic massage enhance your well being, the real benefit of massage comes from multiple therapy sessions. I offer discounts for regular customers, whether you come every week or every other. My goal is to provide lasting support for all my clients, and I’m sure you’ll be happy with my work.
Stacie – Thanks for keeping me injury-free and ready for high-performance!