Sports Massage enhances performance and can help to prolong athletic participation by helping prevent injuring, reducing pain and swelling, relaxing the mind, increasing flexibility and dramatically improving recovery rates. Sports massage also aids the rapid recovery of an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Deep Tissue is a specific type of massage aimed at the fascia and deeper muscle tissues of the body. It helps relieve severe tension and to treat certain muscular skeletal disorders. These massage sessions can be quite intense as a result of deliberate and focused work on a specific area. Clients often ask for deep tissue massage thinking they are just getting a massage with deeper pressure. Deep tissue works on breaking down adhesions caused by injury or chronic muscle tension. It helps to relieve pain, increases mobility, injury recovery, postural issues, fibromyalgia and general muscle tension or spasm. The work can be uncomfortable at times but Ben will always work within your pain threshold and solicit feedback to make sure you are comfortable.
Trigger Point therapy is a style of massage that focuses on releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body and have pain patterns that are often not near the actual area of tension. These trigger points form as a result of physical, mental and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. The process can be uncomfortable at times, but the effects are lasting and profoundly transforming. Ben will always make sure that he is communicating with you to make sure that you are comfortable during Trigger Point Therapy.
Myofascial Release massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort by reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other modalities of massage in that it targets the fascia rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this key component of your body’s structure.
Kinesio Taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.