Thai and Deep Tissue massages help enhance performance in your sport
Golf – increases range of motion and flexibility. Increases you ability to swing through the ball along with greater shoulder and arm rotation
Tennis – Improves body rotation to add speed and power to your swing. Provides added flexibility in the hips and can help with “tennis elbow”
Kick Boxing & Thai Kwan Do – Kick higher, improved hip movement and back flexibility
Running – loosen leg muscles. Reduce hip, shoulder and neck stress
Biking – increases back flexibility, hip mobility, relieves neck and shoulder tightness
Traditional Thai Massage:
Thai massage looks like a cross between acupressure, yoga, and Zen shiatsu. The massage consists of a technique that uses slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body’s energy lines, called Sen in Thai. This is a very intense technique often used as to replace or supplement traditional physical therapies.
- increases flexibility and range of movement
- relieves fatigue, swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches
- eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms
- improves postural alignment
- calms the nervous system and promotes a deep sense of relaxation
- increases energy levels
- stimulates blood circulation & stimulates internal organs
A Thai massage is typically performed on a floor mat enabling practitioners the ability to use their body weight and to incorporate the many movements that would not be possible on a massage table. The client wears comfortable, loose cloths (provided if needed). A Thai massage usually lasts one to two hours, but may be three hours or more if needed.
Thai massage uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
Nuad Boran (known in various forms as Thai massage, Thai Yoga Massage, and other terms) began to evolve in Thailand over 2,000 years ago. Based on healing principles similar to those utilized in other non-western healing therapies, the Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen. The major energy lines are manipulated, and important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony.
Identifying features of traditional Thai massage are integrated yoga postures which are performed on the recipient. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice. The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing the recipient to heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being.
Deep Tissue & Sport Massage:
Deep tissue and Sport massages are the techniques one would commonly receive at a Chiropractors office, is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Alleviate pain
- Recover from injuries (sports, traumatic, whiplash, falls, etc.)
- Increase mobility
- Decrease muscle tension
- Recover from repetitive stresses (sports, computer use, lifting, etc.)
- Improve Posture
- Relief from Osteoarthritis
- Relief from Fibromyalgia
Deep tissue massage can be performed on a floor mat or massage table.
Swedish Massage (For Women Only):
Benefits of Swedish Massage
- Relaxation, pampering, feeling
- Reduced blood pressure
- Relief from dry skin
- Decrease muscle tension
Before the massage you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort. The therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing. Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet or towel, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.
Massage therapists often use oil or lotion, which reduces drag on the skin during massage. If you’re allergic to oils or lotions, tell your massage therapist beforehand.
Depending on your needs, the massage therapist will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles.
Remember to breathe normally.