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For Athletes & Sports Teams

Sports massage dates all the way back to ancient Greek and Roman times. During this earlier period of history, massage and exercise were combined in all athletes training to improve performance and prevent injury.

First used in the Olympics in 776 BC, Sports massage was commonly administered to athletes but was not formalized until the 1960’s by the Soviet Union and Communist bloc countries. It was not until the 1970’s that Sports massage made it’s way to the United States. As more athletes have realized it’s benefits, Sports massage has now become common place for competitive high school, college, amateur and professional athletes who want to improve their performance, prevent injury, and speed the body’s healing process.  

 

Restorative Sports Massage

Designed to help athletes train at a higher level of intensity, more consistently, and with less chance of injury, Restorative Sports massage targets areas of dysfunction to increase muscle response and flexibility and relieve spasms and imbalanced tension before it becomes an injury. Generally performed once a week, our Restorative Sports massage has helped Olympic athletes and professional Triathlete, NBA, and LPGA athletes improve their performance and train harder and longer. If you are a serious athlete wanting the same results, call today to find out how we can help.

 

Rehabilitative Sports Massage

The focus of Rehabilitative Sports massage is to restore tissue after it has been injured. Depending on the stage of recovery, strategic massage techniques are applied to reduce inflammation and pain, restore range of motion, and ensure strong and mobile scar tissue. Rehabilitative Sports massage is a must for any injured athlete as it helps them recovery more quickly and returns them to training with less of chance of re-injury.

 

Event Massage

Performed on-site right before and/or after an event, this type of sports massage is geared towards warming up muscle tissue, getting it prepared for competition, and removing metabolic waste and muscle tension afterwards, speeding the body’s recovery from all out exertion. The massage generally lasts 15-30 minutes and is performed over clothing, targeting specific muscles used for each individual sport.    

 

Benefits of Sports Massage

At Sporting Events:

Increases blood supply to specific muscle groups 

Warms and loosens muscles

Increases joint movement

Clears out metabolic waste

Normalizes the tissues after competition

Can reduce recuperation time after muscle fatigue by as much as 50%  

 

Throughout the Year:

Allows for more efficient oxygen and nutrient supply to muscles

Improves range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved efficiency, power and performance

Relieves areas that carry a high risk of injury

Makes muscle contractions and relaxation more efficient

Assists in the elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise, resulting in less discomfort after hard workouts

Allows an athlete to reach peak performance sooner and sustain it longer   

 

After an Injury:

Shortens the time it takes for an injury to heal

Reduces swelling, pain and spasms from a trauma

Helps form strong and pliable scar tissue

Lowers the chance of re-injury

Eliminates splinting in associated muscle tissue

 
For Health Care Providers

Massage Therapy is slowly gaining acceptance as an alternative treatment in hospitals, clinics, and treatment centers for pain and dysfunction. Massage has shown to decrease rehabilitation time, amount of pain medicine needed, and length of stay in hospitals, which saves provider's money and improves their bottom line. We are proud to provide experienced, clinical massage therapists to perform treatments on-site and in collaboration with health care teams to improve patient recovery and treatment results.

 

INJURY MASSAGE

Injury Massage uses specific techniques to bring blood to the injured area, keep scar tissue pliable, restore range-of-motion, and decrease pain, allowing the patient to recover fully and more efficiently.

 

PRENATAL MASSAGE

Prenatal Massage has been used in hospitals and clinics to decrease blood pressure in gestational hypertension patients, decrease nausea associated with hyperemesis gravidarum, and decrease swelling, headaches and back pain. Massage has also been clinically proven to improve post-partum depression. Your patients will not only benefit from the therapeutic benefits of Prenatal Massage, but will enjoy the comforting, and calming touch, creating an overall positive impression of their treatments and your clinic.

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE

Medical Massage focuses on improving symptoms associated with diagnosed medical conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease. We work in collaboration with physicians and therapists to create the best, most comprehensive treatment program for each patient. Using the latest techniques and specific treatment protocols developed, our Medical Massage will complement your patient's current treatments, improving results and patient satisfaction.

 

LYMPH DRAINAGE MASSAGE

Perfect for patients healing from an injury, surgery, and/or coping with a medical condition, Lymph Drainage Massage boosts the immune system and helps the body remove inflammation, acute or chronic. It also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, leaving the patient feeling relaxed and better able to cope with the associated stress. Lymph Drainage Massage helps the patient heal quicker and minimizes symptoms, improving patient care for you and your facility.

 

HEALTH CARE PARTNERS

Spectrum Rehabilitation:

Spectrum Rehabilitation is the leader in orthopedic, hand and sports therapy and has three convenient locations to serve the needs of our patients. Their professional staff of experts evaluates and implements treatment programs that facilitate early return to function and everyday life.   Our Mission: "Our mission is to provide the highest quality, accessible care to our patients while pledging to sound cost containment, utilization and outcomes that are unmatched in the community. We are proud of the care with which we deliver and look to our community for their kind referrals."   --David Gerstel, MPT Owner Spectrum Rehabilitation

Visit http://spectrumrehab.net/ to learn more.    

 

Genesis MedSpa:

Whether you are looking to improve acneic skin, get rid of unwanted hair or turn back the time of aging skin, Genesis MedSpa can help. Enter into their relaxing and soothing environment and allow their professional skin-care specialists to formulate a plan just for you. During the complimentary consultation, they will use their computerized VISIA to analyze your skin, allowing them to focus on what concerns you while working within your budget to maximize improvement of your skin's issues.

Visit http://www.genesis-medspa.com/ to learn more.

 
For Businesses

Stress is ranked as one of the leading causes of employee injuries and health-related problems. We help your business become more successful and your workforce healthier through on-site Chair Massage.

On-site Chair Massage is quick (10-15 minutes), effective, and easy to implement.

We provide you with everything you need to get started. All you need to do is sit down, relax, and enjoy your massage treatment. You are in good hands.  

 

CHAIR MASSAGE

Ranging from 10-15 minutes, advanced Massage techniques are strategically applied to relieve tension and soreness, and decrease pain. The massage begins with slow, relaxing movements, gradually building with pressure focused on areas of tension and dysfunction, and finally finishing with quick, stimulating movements that leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to tackle the rest of your day.     

 

BENEFITS OF ON-SITE MASSAGE

Lowers employee turnover

Reduces worker’s compensation fees Increases employee productivity

Improves  overall job satisfaction    

 

REPORTED SAVINGS

According to the Rolf Institute, Starkey Laboratories, a Minnesota based company, lowered their worker's compensation costs by 92% in seven years through the use of on-site employee chair massage.  The company estimates an annual cost savings of $2,500 per employee from the implementation of chair massage.

The Calvert Group, an investment firm in Bethesda, MD reported a dramatic reduction of it’s turnover rate to an unprecedented 5%, in an industry that normally experiences a 20% turnover rate, through offering a free 15 minute massage once a week. (HR Focus, September 1997)

 
For Individuals & Families

 

CUSTOM MASSAGE

Looking for a stress-relieving relaxation massage, like Swedish massage? Or do you like Deep Tissue massages, with deeper pressure and more specific work on your back or problem areas, but still want to be relaxed? Whether your goal is to get rid of tension, pain or stress, your Custom Massage is specifically designed to meet your individual needs and preferences, all delivered at your perfect depth of pressure, creating a unique and unparalleled experience!


INJURY MASSAGE

Anytime you are injured, your body goes into a Fight or Flight reaction. Chemicals are released into your blood stream and the surrounding muscles try to protect the injured area by tightening up. This natural response can cause anything from pain and inflammation to decreased movement, which may even be present years later! Let our Injury Massage heal your present or nagging injury, so you can live an active, pain-free life again!


PRENATAL MASSAGE

For all mothers-to-be, Prenatal Massage provides comforting, calming touch throughout the entire duration of your pregnancy. Prenatal Massage has been used to help treat morning sickness, decrease stretch marks and swelling in the hands and feet, prevent leg cramps, as well as relieve any pain and discomfort experienced throughout the pregnancy.

If you are in your 2nd or 3rd trimester, you will enjoy your massage laying on your side with pillows for support. Throughout the entire pregnancy, the massage will consist of light pressure on the legs, and anything from light to moderate or deep pressure on the back and neck.


SPORTS MASSAGE

If you are a recreational, amateur or professional athlete, this is the massage for you. Sports Massage will help you recover from hard work-outs quicker, remove any resulting inflammation and soreness, and balance muscle tension in order to prevent injury. We have helped professional Triathlete, NBA, and LPGA athletes improve their performance and train harder and longer. If you want the same results, call to schedule your own Sports Massage today!


POSTURAL REBALANCING

For many people, their posture is unknowingly the main cause of their everyday tension, pain and fatigue! Through this program, you will receive a 75 minute treatment, once a week for 12 weeks. The sessions will include exercises taught to you to retrain your body to maintain your new posture and balanced movements. By the end of the 12 weeks, you will discover that you have more energy, easier movements, and look and feel like a whole new person!

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE

Medical Massage focuses on treating symptoms associated with diagnosed medical conditions, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, and Parkinson's Disease. We work with physicians and other therapists to create the best, most comprehensive treatment program for you and your condition. Medical massage uses specific treatment protocols to give you the results you want and improve your overall quality of life.


LYMPH DRAINAGE MASSAGE

Lymph Drainage Massage helps the body remove swelling and chronic inflammation, boosts your immune system, and stimulates your metabolism. Performed with repetitive, gentle movements, this massage will also sooth your nerves and relax your mind. If you have lingering swelling from an injury or get sick multiple times a year, Lymph Drainage is the massage for you!

 

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers
  • Decreases blood pressure and heart rate
  • Effective in pain management in conditions such as:

Arthritis

Whiplash

Headaches

Migraines

 Low back pain

 Hip and sciatic pain

  • Improves symptoms of:

Depression

 High Blood Pressure

 Chronic Fatigue

 Autism

 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Relieves mental and physical fatigue
  • Encourages lymphatic flow, strengthening the immune system and promoting disease prevention
  • Prevents and relieves muscle stiffness and soreness
  • Reduces stress and anxiety


Benefits During Pregnancy

  • Decreases obstetrical complications if receiving regular massage
  • Elevates mood and feelings of well-being
  • Reduces:

Low back pain

 Headaches

 Stretch marks

 Wrist and hand pain

 Post-partum depression