Sports Massage

Massage

What makes Sports Massage different from the popular Swedish massage are advanced techniques and the Therapist. Both types of massage use Effleurage (French meaning “to skim” or “to touch lightly), Petrissage (from French pétrir, “to knead”) and Tapotement (French “Tapoter” meaning “to tap” or “to drum”.

In addition to the basic massage techniques other modalities would include myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy, lymphatic drainage. The therapist will start with doing a postural assessment and if needed an Orthopedic assessment.

The therapist that knows how to do a medical massage is committed to higher standards of continuing education, so that they will have the knowledge to be able to apply massage therapy techniques to various conditions.

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Medical Massage

Massage

What makes Medical Massage different from the popular Swedish massage are advanced techniques and the Therapist. Both types of massage use Effleurage (French meaning “to skim” or “to touch lightly), Petrissage (from French pétrir, “to knead”) and Tapotement (French “Tapoter” meaning “to tap” or “to drum”.

In addition to the basic massage techniques other modalities would include myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy, lymphatic drainage. The therapist will start with doing a postural assessment and if needed an Orthopedic assessment.

The therapist that knows how to do a medical massage is committed to higher standards of continuing education, so that they will have the knowledge to be able to apply massage therapy techniques to various conditions.

Conditions That Medical Massage Are Known To Benefit
Back and Neck pain Carpal tunnel syndrome
Constipation Edema (swelling)
Fibromyalgia Golfer’s elbow
Migraines/headaches Muscle cramps
Piriformis syndrome Plantar fasciitis
Postural imbalances Pregnancy
Range of motion issues Repetitive use injuries
Restless Legs Syndrome Restricted fascia
Rotator cuff injuries Sciatica
Bulged/injured spinal disks pain Sports Injuries
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction Tennis elbow
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome(numbness/tingle) Trauma Injuries
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Massage Can Help

Massage

Welcome to Essential Transformations Bodywork Therapy!

“If people say massage works ‘because it makes you feel good’ … excuse me! “Massage works because it changes your whole physiology.” Tiffany Field, PhD professor of pediatrics and psychiatry.

Fortunately our modern day therapy tables are not the same as used by Hippocrates (460–385 BC), it shows that Bodywork, Massage, manipulative therapy now considered an alternative medicine dates back to 400 BCE. Bodywork/Medical/Sports massage therapy is rapidly gaining popularity not only among athletes, but also for those who suffer from chronic pain that western medicine solutions carry undesirable side effects or where there is not even a solution for issues like fibromyalgia.

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Over-use injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Back Pain
  • Pre-operative Care
  • Post-operative care
  • Enhanced Sleep
  • Sciatica
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