When I stated my practice, it was my goal to work with Professional Athletes. Recently I fulfilled this goal, by working with members of The Carolina Panthers’ NFL Football team. One going to the 2017 Pro-Bowl. It was a privilege and honor to work with these elite athletes. I have a deep understanding how sports affect our body and emotions and our outlook on life.
Sports Massage Therapy is for every level athlete. EVERY LEVEL!
This therapy focuses on the muscle groups associated with a particular sport. Sports Therapy is tailored to the needs of the individual athlete. The therapist’s intention is to help an athlete enhance recovery and performance, injury prevention, and better understanding of their body and muscle function.
We work together so that I can understand how I can best help you achieve your goals. I want to see you in optimal performance of the athlete. Important stretching techniques will be utilized and suggested to the athlete for post-massage enhancement. Sports Massage takes into consideration what sport is played, to what intensity or level of competition, and psychological state. Christine is available for pre/post/ massage. She has received additional training and education for a deeper level of understanding in the dynamics of Sports Massage.
Additional techniques which can be used with sports massage include:
Taught by Bob McAtee, a fellow college and Top Therapist at the Boulder Olympic Training Facility.
This Stretching uses proprioceptive neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching. This modality involves assisted stretching by stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, and then stretching it again to increase range of muscle.
In a 60-minute Sports Massage with Facilitated stretching, the target area will be worked followed by 30 minutes of stretching.
In a 90-minute Sports Massage 45 minutes will be devoted to massage; 45 minutes will be dedicated to stretch a wider muscle group.
After each session. You will go home with stretches that will be recommended for you to do while increasing your overall health.
Please bring gym clothes that will keep you comfortable and covered during the stretching section.
The utilization of warm compresses and/or ice increases local blood flow to the affected area, reduces acute inflammation, stimulates circulation, and decreases tissue damage.
Developed in the 1970’s by SRS Keno Kase, D.C., Tatsuyuki Hashimoto, Ph.D., and Tomoki Okane, this technique uses rehabilitative tape that corrects muscle function. You may have seen this tape being used by some of the 2008 Summer Olympics athletes such as Kerri Walsh, Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist. Tape is effective for reconditioning abnormal muscle tension, strengthening a weakened muscle and improving blood and lymph circulation. Tape will eliminate the tissue fluid or bleeding beneath the skin by moving the muscle. Proper training is needed to apply the tape correctly.
Endorsed by Ethan, owner of EPS of Westerly, RI | www.EPSAthletes.com