South Sound Sports Massage Services
Read below to find out what we do, and how we do it.
What We Do
Recovery massage is performed as soon as possible following an event or workout in order to reduce muscle tension, soreness, and recovery time. Get better sleep, increase your training volume, and get the most out of your hard work.
Sports massage helps athletes perform better, physically and mentally. Many clients report improved range of motion after a massage session. They also report being more relaxed and less distracted, which helps them master the mental focus needed for peak performance.
Injury Treatment & Prevention
Massage is an effective treatment to reduce scarring after an injury, mitigate the loss of range of motion, and speed up your return to optimal form and performance. Regular massage can also put you in the best position to avoid losing valuable time and opportunities being sidelined by injury in the future.
How We Do It
The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.
A type of massage therapy , deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia, the connective tissue surrounding muscles. It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Trigger Point Therapy
Typically used to treat pain-related conditions, trigger point therapy is sometimes referred to as myofascial trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy. Located in the skeletal muscle, trigger points are spots that produce pain when compressed. In many cases, trigger points form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers.
Active Isolated Stretching
The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.
Cupping is a form of alternative therapy designed to relieve pain by improving blood flow in the affected area. It’s been linked with relieving muscular pains and providing more flexible muscles. This is because cupping acts as an inverted massage: rather than applying pressure, the skin is pulled away with similar effects.
Also known as Scraping, Coining, Gua-Sha, and the trademarked name Graston, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a technique in which the therapist uses a set of hand held instruments to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in soft tissues.