The focus is on a specific muscle or group of muscles. Firm pressure body massage using the hands, elbow and forearms on specific areas to release muscle tension so that the athlete is prepared for an event or to give relief after an event.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
This is a pre and post event for the serious athlete. Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. This treatment is not just for the sports person. Anyone engaged in a physically stressful or emotionally demanding job can benefit from sports massage.
Commonly used in Chinese medicine Moxi is made from dried mugwort that is applied to skin surface. It is a form of heat therapy that invigorates the flow of Chi in the body and to dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Cupping is a technique of using suction to employ a negative pressure rather than compression. Cupping on the musculoskeletal system removes adhesion, stretches soft tissue, lengthens connective tissue, increases joint hydration, releases compressed structures and neurological stimulation.
Specific concentrated traditional Chinese herbal extracts are blended and applied to skin with heat to deliver nutrients to restore balance, eliminate pain, swelling, brushing, etc.
ENERGETIC MUSCLE TESTING
At its most basic level muscle testing is used to check if individual muscles are functioning properly. The practitioner places your limbs into specific positions and then applies firm or light pressure depending on the type of testing being employed. The quality of response to this pressure determines whether or not the muscle is working properly or facilitated, or not working properly inhibited. Imbalances in the muscle tone result in structural deviations that can cause a verity of client complaints from discomfort and pain to more serious conditions of dis-ease.
Stretching focuses on optimizing muscle, tendon, ligament and joint health in order to prevent sport injuries or promote healing after an injury has occurred. Joint mobilization and soft-tissue mobilization is done to decrease muscle spasm and regain full range of motion.
Heat, cold or contrast of both therapies is a non-invasive approach to reduce pain, swelling, bruising, etc. Your practitioner will advise you on which to use based on your needs
There has been a dramatic rise in the level of athletic performance especially in today’s developing youths. Massage and manual therapies have become a key component in the athlete’s critical discipline in performance, injury prevention and treatment.
Some benefits of sports massage and sports therapy:
Our therapists are trained in several modalities to focus on your child on any level.
Youth massage and sports therapies (18 and under): 45 minutes - $55
Kinesio Taping, Sports Nutrition and Energy Muscle Testing are priced separately.
Below is a list of modalities your practitioner will apply based on your child's specific needs:
SPORTS MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE
Microcurrent Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (MENS) is extremely small pulses of electricity. Each tissue type in your body has its own signature electrical frequency, which may be disrupted by injury or disease. Microcurrent therapy simply restores normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.
Sports medicine acupuncture incorporates principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and modern sports medicine to target musculoskeletal injuries, constitutional imbalances, relieve muscle pain and spasm, improve circulation to tense or injured areas. Many professional and amateur athletes use acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine as part of their training and conditioning program to improve performance and improve range of motion.
Kinesiology taping is a form of taping movements not muscles. It is an elastic therapeutic taping method that is used for rehabilitation, edema, neuropathic pain, scar mobility, and posture improvement.
Youth athletes are susceptible to injury and sore muscles while participating in high levels of competition and repetitive motions while their body's are still developing.
This is a customized treatment and an appointment must be
made for your child to be evaluated.
Please call today - 619.222.5559.
INTEGRATIVE SPORTS MEDICINE - YOUTHS