Revive Massage Therapy Spa, Beauty, and Personal Care
Best for: Preventing and treating injury while enhancing athletic performance.
Sports Massage helps prevent injury by keeping muscles mobile and elastic, an important part of training for any athlete. Your recovery time will be shortened since massage helps oxygen and nutrients flow, flushing out toxins in muscles that have been pushed to the limit. When left untreated, an injury can cause a buildup of scar tissue, affecting injured tissue. Sports Massage uses techniques to break down that scar tissue to prevent further pain and additional injury.
Your session will be tailored to fit your needs as an athlete. if you are training for an upcoming event, we will work with you to create a treatment plan to make sure you are in optimal state come race day. Clients can expect a typical Sports Massage session to consist of deep tissue strokes as well as an incorporation of stretching, and active or passive movement of the joints. Techniques including; deep tissue, myofascial release, muscle energy technique and assisted release. Includes: muscular analysis, stretching, and range of motion.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Best for: Chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury
Deep Tissue is an extremely effective means of releasing chronic pain or tension in the body. The connective tissue of the body can become damaged either through direct injury or from repetitive movement patterns (sitting at a desk 6-8 hours). The damaged tissue becomes shortened and thickened, causing pain and pulling underlying structures out of alignment. This lays the foundation for chronic pain and tension and even pain in an area distant from the original site of tension.
A Deep Tissue Massage uses slow, firm pressure directed at the deep layers of the muscle where tissue has been damaged. Deep Tissue massage helps to lengthen shortened muscle fibers, breaking up thickened areas and helping tissue regain proper elasticity. Deep Tissue is also effective for breaking down scar tissue and muscle adhesions, even on injuries that have occurred many years ago. Proper blood and oxygen flow is brought back to the tight muscles. The toxins that have been stored in those muscles are released.
It is normal for some soreness to occur after a Deep Tissue massage. It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage session, but in particular after deep tissue work. Some light stretching will help as well. When done properly, soreness from a Deep Tissue session should not last longer than two days.
Best for: Relaxation, stress relief, or first massage
Swedish Massage is applied to the more superficial layers of the muscle. Swedish Massage stimulates both the circulatory system by returning blood flow to the heart and the lymphatic system by flushing out wastes and toxic debris. Swedish Massage strokes consist of light pressure and gliding strokes and may be incorporated into sessions in order to help flush out tight muscles after deep strokes have been applied and as warm-up techniques to help prepare the tissues for deeper work.