Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Injury Prevention? Massage for Sports Injuries:

Sports massage is very important in the prevention of injuries. Massage helps to remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourages the muscle to take up oxygen and nutrients which help the muscles to recover. Sports massage helps to stretch muscle and restore circulation. Deep tissue massage breaks down scar tissue that may have formed over past injuries and intense exercise.
Sports massage also reduces the chance of injury, by improving range of motion and flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance.
The overall objective is to help the athlete reach optimal performance through injury free performance.
One hour of prevention is worth months of cure.

drawing of the major male and female muscles
STRESS MANAGEMENT

Massage Therapy is one of the best antidotes for stress. Manipulation of the soft tissue decreases tension, increases the removal of metabolic waste and promotes nutrient delivery to healing tissues. Massage can help improve a weak immune system that has been compromised by extended periods of stress.

 

a woman getting an aromatherpay massage

HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

Headaches are pain and tension felt in a person’s head. Most headaches are related to muscular tension and trigger points in muscles which can refer their pain to various points on the head. The headache pain from trigger points is very real and are sometimes resistant to oral pain relievers. Migraines are a different type of headache caused by problems with blood vessels and nerves in the brain. There is evidence to suggest that migraines may be caused by muscular problems that will respond to massage therapy.

trigger points in Migraines and Headaches

In the trigger point illustrations above, the “X” is the approximate location of the trigger point located within the muscle. The red areas indicates where the pain is referred by the trigger point. The darker red areas are the most commonly felt and intense areas of pain. The lighter red (stippled) areas are those that are less intense or less commonly felt. These are just a few of the trigger points which may cause headache and migraine pain – there are more.Headache and Migraine Areas

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