In all types of massage, the therapist has specific aims in mind. With competitiveness in sport escalating and the increasing intensity of physical exercise & activity by many, Sports Massage can aid in recovery and enhance performance.
Knowledge of the muscular and skeletal systems by your masseuse is vital to any Sports Massage. This type of massage is often an integral part of any active individual's training regimen and not just the intense athlete's.
What better way to unwind after a hard workout or stressful week than with a relaxing message targeting those tender areas?
Why Sports Massage?
A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stress on joints, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. Sports Massage received regularly may help active individuals prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.
There are three main categories of massage: Effleurage, Permissive and Frictions. With the main pressure being directed toward the heart, massage helps increase venous lymphatic flow.
- Effleurage: A variety of stroking movements usually carried out with the whole palm of the hand and fingers with varying pressure according to purpose of massage.
- Permissive (Kneading): Used on deeper tissues for mobilizing fluids, stretching muscle fibers, and inducing relaxation.
- Friction: Used for deeper movements for breaking down lesions, separating muscle fibers, and breaking down recent scar tissue.
Your Masseuse: Alex Ufberg
With over twenty years of massage experience, Alex Ufberg is the perfect masseuse for all of your needs. Specializing in Deep Tissue Sports Massage, he can help with specific problems areas or offer a relaxing session to ease tension and stress.