Sports Massage can give you the edge that helps you train more efficiently, perform better, and overcome injuries quicker. It utilizes several basic Swedish strokes, but also adds techniques such as Compression, Trigger Point Therapy, and Cross-Fiber Friction, which can reduce or eliminate factors that interfere with your performance potential. These conditions may include muscle spasms, tendonitis, and muscle fatigue.
Sports massage often is the missing success factor in an athlete’s training. When applied properly, sports massage can increase strength, stamina, range of motion, flexibility, and help to reduce adhesions, swelling, and scar tissue formation.
Spinal Touch is a light handed treatment that effectively works to realign posture and correct the position of the hips and sacrum. The sacrum is the triangular shaped bone at the base of the spine and is essentially the key to the body structure. It is the shelf for the spinal column to sit on, and is the wedge and weight distributor between the two pelvic bones.
Due to the fact that the pelvic bones move independently from one another, when one side rotates forward or backwards, the sacrum will be torqued out of position. A torqued sacrum creates many stresses and strains and ultimately distortions that create dis-ease though out the entire body. Migraines, TMJ, rotator cuff, carpel tunnel syndrome, neck flexion, and lordosis are some common ailments alleviated by Spinal Touch treatments.
STRUCTURAL INTERGRATION (ROLFING)
Ida Rolf developed one of the most effective and heavy-handed forms of bodywork known as Rolfing. Her theory is that humans are an energy field (your body) inside of a greater energy field (gravity) and, by realigning the connective tissues of the structure, movement becomes effortless. By releasing the physical aberration of the body, you not only release the muscles, but the emotional component, as well.
Structural integration encompasses the whole body, starting with the feet and working upwards. Since one body part affects the whole, the entire body must be taken apart and put back together, generally through a series of 10 sessions. Over time, the layers of fascia get adhered and restrictions occur, such as lack of strength, stamina, and flexibility.
These series of sessions can create improvement within the body’s structure, posture, and movement.
CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams (approximately the weight of a nickel), Practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.
It is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Cranial Sacral Therapy assists to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries, to stroke and neurologic impairment.