Sports massage is a form of bodywork widely used to help athletes obtain maximum performance and conditioning by increasing endurance,mobility and aiding in recovery. It is particularly beneficial when an athlete is in training for an event. It’s also helpful for anyone who routinely stretches physical limits through movement. Competing athletes, strength trainers, musicians, and weekend warriors have all benefited from sports massage Athletes experience not only body fatigue and muscle soreness but also mental and emotional stress. Massage can help restore vitality, balance, and energy, as well as easing emotional stress. More than just a reward at the end of a workout. It is a vital tool for keeping athletes primed for top performance and even lengthening their careers. During the massage the therapist will customise your treatment focus on muscles used in your sport or fitness activity. For example, areas of greater stress for runners and cyclists are the legs and lower back; for swimmers, the upper body. Sports massage should be a regular part of every athlete’s training program and is commonly used pre event and intercompetition (between events) as well as post event. Post event sports massage focuses on recovery after a competition involving not only the normalization and repair of tissue, but also general relaxation and mental calming. Helping athletes to regain their pre-event condition by relaxing tight, muscles, as well as easing post event soreness and fatigue. Recognized as an important part of a regular maintenance program, sports massage is widely used by individuals, teams,and Olympic and professional athletes.
Types of Massage Sometimes it can be confusing – you know you’re stressed and everybody tells you that you need a good massage, but what type of massage should you get? There are so many options available at Windgate healing arts, how do you know which one will suit you?
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There’s a saying in my house that you never walk in without turning on the lights. I love to switch things up, move things around, and create new experiences from the same place. Well, Windgate is certainly no exception! Things have been moving and changing around here a lot lately!
Firstly there’s some whole new human beings in here. Some of you have already met MacKenzie in the office. She’s not only helping me slay my personal dragon of technology, but is also offering peristeam hydrotherapy (yoni steam) and personal yoga therapy. Both of these can be found on our new website (thanks to kenzie!) under the goddess rituals tab. Yup I said goddess rituals! It occured to me that a lot of the treatments we offer support women to experience and nurture the divine within themselves, That’s some powerful goddess juju, and we all need more of that! So check out our new goddess sessions and programs. I’ve also crafted a new program tailored specifically for the childbearing year. As a prenatal therapist/doula and as a mother of 3 myself, I know the importance of feeling nurtured during this time of change. If you or someone you love are expecting, check out our Happy Momma prenatal programs and Mother Blessings (think alternative baby shower)
As always, I am still offering thai Therapeutic 7 day protocol and Ayurvedic treatments. I am ready, however to pass along the torch of table massage to Nately Wilson. Nately will be starting here part time next month and taking new clients. I will still be seeing my established clients but encourage everyone to book a session with Nately. She’s an amazing therapist and I am thrilled to welcome her aboard!