Tag: deep tissue massage

Triathlete Massage

Triathlete Massage

My SPECIALTY is “On the Edge” Deep Tissue Massage. I work on a scale of 1 – 10, where 7 is on the edge and 10 is very excruciating pain. Some discomfort is necessary when receiving deep tissue massage to get results.   A lot of my clients handle the deep tissue pain or even like the deep tissue pain in order to get the quickest results for their body type. My style of Deep Tissue Massage releases the body’s natural painkillers whereby it stimulates the release of endorphins, the morphine-like substances that the body manufactures, into the brain and nervous system….kind of like a “Runners High” or a parasympathetic state “rest and digest” of mind.

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Massage for Runners

Massage for Runners

It’s not surprising that runners get a little confused about what type of massage would benefit them most. Wikipedia lists 31 different types of massage. Of course, some of these are obviously not specifically beneficial to athletes, but runners can go beyond the typical “sports massage” to get results. The following are the five most beneficial types of massages for runners:

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Massage for Cyclists, Mountain Bikers

Massage for Cyclists, Mountain Bikers

Whether it’s the Tour de France or Ride the Rockies, cyclists — world-class and otherwise — are learning the lessons of massage for injury prevention, enhanced performance, and faster recovery.

Cycling is a demanding activity, a sport that puts the athlete under stress for prolonged periods, sometimes for several hours at a time. While it is the legs that endure the greatest burden, many muscle groups are involved on a long ride. For these endurance machines, it isn’t enough to ride long one day then give the body plenty of time to recover. Often the rider is back on the saddle again the next day for another prolonged ride. The results can range from fatigued to damaged muscle tissues.

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Golf, Golfer’s Massage

Golf, Golfer’s Massage

Massage is among the oldest of the healing arts. References to massage and its values go back to the beginnings of recorded history. Among the most widely recognized benefits of massage are:

•Improve your range of motion

•Release of stress

•Relieve your tired feet with Reflexology

• Release of emotional and physical tension
• Reduction or elimination of back pain

• Relief from sore muscles
• Relaxation
• Increased energy

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Massage for Tennis Players

Massage for Tennis Players

What is Riktr PRO Massage Special Tennis Massage?

It’s a combination of Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, and Swedish Massage. Would recommend at least a 1 1/2 or a 2-hour session to get you tuned back up for the courts. Depending on your specific issues you may need more massage sessions.

If you have tennis elbow Sports massage can be very beneficial in the treatment of tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is usually a technical problem or an overuse injury. Massage flushes out the area,  deep tissue breaks down the fascia, soft tissue release and transverse techniques realign the muscle fibers.

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Sports Recovery

Sports Recovery

Sometimes a “truth” is not what it seems. Take lactic acid. For years, many massage therapists have been taught that lactic acid can and should be flushed from the muscles of athletes after intense activity. This truism has been passed on to clients who have also accepted it as fact. Both therapist and client thus have established and perpetuated a mutual belief system that purging of lactic acid is not only necessary but also efficiently accomplished with the assistance of massage. Some beliefs die hard. This one and others related to lactic acid have been holding their own, not only in some massage schools and practices but also in the community at large, despite emerging research to the contrary. Pass the word. There’s no need to mess with Mother Nature.

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Facts on Spasms & Cramps

Facts on Spasms & Cramps

A cramp is where the muscle tightens so much it feels like it’s stuck, and it hurts like heck!

A spasm doesn’t hurt as much (if at all) but the muscle throbs as if you are flexing and relaxing.
Skeletal muscle cramps can be categorized into four major types. These include “true” cramps, tetany, contractures, and dystonic cramps. Cramps are categorized according to their different causes and the muscle groups they affect

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Sports Flush

Sports Flush

Should you spring for a stint in the post-marathon massage tent? Get a regular rubdown to help your recovery as you train? Research shows that sports massage doesn’t always do what you think it does—but it may still help you recover from a tough workout.

Most importantly: Sports massage doesn’t flush lactic acid, or other “toxins,” from your muscles. Lactic acid is produced during exercise, and you might associate it with a burning feeling during hard work, but it’s not a problem, isn’t responsible for next-day soreness, and doesn’t need help to be removed from the muscles.

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