Category: Injuries

Massage for Beach, Indoor, Outdoor, Volleyball Players

Massage for Beach, Indoor, Outdoor, Volleyball Players

Athletes have very strenuous jobs no matter what sport they participate in; volleyball players are probably no exception. There are over 50 different types of injuries that can plague volleyball players due as a result of their sport, but most of the injuries occur in their joints. Due to the nature of the game, it is common for players to suffer from painful injuries in their shoulders, fingers, knees, and ankles, but many more body parts can also be affected. Some of the most frequent volleyball injuries, are rotator cuff injuries, sprained or torn ankle ligaments, tendonitis in the wrists and knees, and low back pain. This article will focus on repetitive shoulder injuries and sprained ankles, and how massage can be a significant part of their treatment.

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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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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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Sports Massage

The purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those bothersome injuries that so often get in the way of performance and your athletic goals, whether one is an athlete,  or a once a week jogger.

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Santa Barbara Massage

Santa Barbara Massage

What is bodywork? Wikipedia defines bodywork as a term used in alternative medicine to describe any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breathwork, or energy medicine. In addition bodywork techniques aim to assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the “mind-body connection”, or to manipulate a putative “energy field” surrounding the human body and affecting health.

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ACL – Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear, Strain

ACL – Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear, Strain

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a cruciate ligament which is one of the four major ligaments of the human knee. In the quadruped stifle (analogous to the knee), based on its anatomical position, it is referred to as the cranial cruciate ligament.[1]

The ACL originates from deep within the notch of the distal femur. Its proximal fibers fan out along the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle. There are two bundles of the ACL—the anteromedial and the posterolateral, named according to where the bundles insert into the tibial plateau. The ACL attaches in front of the intercondyloid eminence of the tibia, being blended with the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus. These attachments allow it to resist anterior translation of the tibia, in relation to the femur.

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