Sports Massage / Injury Treatment

Perfect for athletes as well as non athletes looking to recover from recent or long standing injuries.

This treatment not only speeds up recovery time from an existing injury, but also prevents future injury. This Sports Massage/ Injury Treatment is a targeted approach that aims to provide relief from pain and promote recovery in the area of concern. A variety of effective techniques are used to increase pain free movement, and speed healing. The most effective techniques are used in this treatment. Trigger Point Therapy forms the foundation of this treatment along with Thai therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, and occasionally Cupping. Trigger point therapy is a very therapeutic technique and is described in more detail HERE. The Muscle Liberator percussion tool is used throughout the session. It is described below.

The Muscle Liberator Percussion tool is an extremely fast percussion tool used to quickly release trigger points that refer pain. Trigger points are fibers in the muscles that are stuck and cannot release. These stuck fibers do not contract or stretch efficiently. This can be very problematic for an athlete, for example, when only 30% of a given muscle contracts. This muscle will test weak. In addition to this weakness and pain referral, these areas are stagnant and the fibers have less blood and lymph flow. Therefore healing is slow. The tool works to release muscles very quickly. The fast percussion from the Muscle Liberator, hijacks the nociceptive input going to the brain and the brain gets disoriented. This neurological distraction allows the trigger points to dissolve. Additionally the percussion from the Muscle Liberator creates micro-stretches in the targeted muscle, which allows the muscle to release.

In this session the injury is assessed and pain patterns are observed. A treatment plan is created and all the muscles involved are systematically treated. Muscles are tested throughout the session and and they regain noticeable strength within the first session. Just a few of the injuries that can be quickly treated with a dramatic reduction in pain are frozen shoulder, sciatica, low back pain and rotator cuff injuries, and many more.

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