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Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and can help extend an athletes career by helping to prevent injury, reduces pain and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
These sessions are designed to address specific muscle groups, injuries and muscle imbalances related to your sport.
* Athletic shorts worn during sports massage sessions & Sports bras for ladies.
- Reduces muscle soreness after vigorous exercise
- Identify & treat tight muscles reducing future injuries
- Improves range of motion, while decreasing the strain on joints
FST-Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy(FST)
FST is pain free stretching! it improves mobility of your nerves & flexibility of your muscles and fascia.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is the connective tissue system of the body that penetrates through and wraps around muscles, nerves, organs and just about everything else in your body.
Why Stretch fascia not muscle?
Fascia surrounds each muscle, connects them to each other and penetrates deep inside of them. It also connects muscles to tendons, ligaments and bone to form a body wide, smart functional network. Fascia connects to all your organs and systems too.
Fascial Stretch Therapy takes place on a massage table, with the client dressed in comfortable exercise clothes. Using stabilizing straps to isolate one side at a time and provide support. The use of traction, the practitioner's body weight as leverage, and modified PNF (client-assisted stretching) to increase range of motion and flexibility by the end of a full body session. It releases tension and breaks up the adhesion’s in the fascia, freeing up movement in the ligaments, tendons and muscles.
*Comfortable athletic wear worn during stretching sessions.
Sports Recovery Massage
Muscle recovery is an important component of any sports training or exercise program. Sports Recovery Massage involves the manipulation of the muscle tissue using varied pressures, long gliding strokes and gentle stretching to promote blood flow and speed recovery from delayed onset muscle soreness. It also helps reduce stress and decompress the mind & body. This is my variation of a traditional therapeutic massage
- Increase recovery time from training & physical activity
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Reduces blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Relaxes the mind and body
Neuromuscular therapy applies concentrated pressure to trigger points (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break the cycles of pain and spasms.
- Interrupts pain cycle
- Decreases muscle spasms
- Creates normal flow of blood and lymph fluid in the muscle tissues
Functional Fitness Training
What is Functional Fitness Training?
Functional fitness trains your muscles to work in multiple patterns at one time and prepares them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. Ideal for correcting repetitive injuries and weak muscles affecting your posture and performance. Appropriate for all ages and programs are designed to fit your specific goals of strength, mobility and balance.
* 1 on 1 and small group training of 2-3 available at Pure Fit.