sábado, 19 de janeiro de 2013

What Are The Benefits of Massage?

 The main benefits of massage and how they help improve your workouts.

If you’ve ever laid down on a massage table for a session, chances are you know that massages feel good. But, how exactly can it help improve your athletic performance? The magic in massage lies in its ability to move your tissue in a way that will help to restore muscle elasticity and promote recovery. The kneading, pulling, and pushing also encourages better blood flow and acts as a flushing tool to help push waste products back into circulation and out of the muscle thereby helping to alleviate muscle soreness.
There are many different types of massages from those focussed more on relaxation and recovery to harder options more geared towards breaking down knots and adhesions in the muscle fibers. While both approaches have specific applications, the end goal of massage is still to improve movement through increasing flexibility and tissue quality. Dr. Mike head physical therapist for the Boston Red Sox, adds, “As a society, we are sitting more and more each year, which is leading to more postural adaptations and areas of tightness that can be limiting yourfitness gains. Massage is an excellent resource to help address these tight areas, allowing you to move better and get more from your workouts.”
Massage can be a useful tool in your arsenal to improv recvery time between exercise bouts and enhance flexibility that may be limited following extensive strength training. If you can’t make it to a therapist on a regular schedule, you can still reap many of the benefits through incorporating foam rolling and other self-massage variations into your routine. Start your workout by hitting a few commonly tight areas like the chest, lats, and quads with a foam roller. End with a slower, more concentrated roll over areas targeted in the workout. As frequently as possible, splurge on a good massage therapist that can target specific areas and develop a strategic approach for a stronger, more flexible you.

quarta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2013

Deep Tissue Massage

What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

Why get a Deep Tissue Massage?

It feels good and it is beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's helpful to drink extra water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body. Certain medical conditions and medications would prevent drinking extra water; check with your doctor if you are unsure.

What is the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage?

The purpose is to "unstick" the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.

Unsure if Deep Tissue Massage is Right for You?

Ask your therapist. Part of our professional responsibility is determining the appropriateness of our work. If your therapist is unsure, one of our more experienced therapists can help figure it out. If after a series of treatments we don’t see the kind of results we expect, we’ll tell you

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terça-feira, 1 de janeiro de 2013