Massage Therapy from Florida Sports & Spinal focuses on working with people who are experiencing pain or discomfort or who are rehabilitating from an injury. The massage therapist at Florida Sports & Spinal service all over the Space Coast. We enjoy listening to our clients in order to get the full picture of their physical health and to understand the nature of the pain or tension they are experiencing. They use the knowledge gained during the initial intake as well as at the beginning of each subsequent session to craft a massage that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.
Deep Tissue is an extremely effective means of releasing chronic pain or tension in the body. The connective tissue of the body whether through direct injury or chronic holding patterns can become damaged. With that damage, the tissue becomes shortened and thickened, causing pain in all directions and pulling underlying structures out of alignment thereby laying the foundation for chronic pain and tension and for feelings of pain in an area that is 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 the 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 helped release.
It is normal for some soreness to occur after a Deep Tissue massage. Your therapist will show you stretching techniques that will aid in your healing process and you will also be reminded to drink plenty of water. When done properly, soreness from a Deep Tissue session should not last longer than 2 days.
Sports Massage is an important part of training for any athlete, whether the most competitive athlete training for a triathlon or the more casual athlete who exercises more sporadically or even just on the weekend. Sports Massage helps prevent injury by keeping muscles mobile and elastic. Your recovery time will be shortened since massage helps oxygen and nutrients flow, flushing out toxins in muscles that have been pushed hard. If you are working through an injury, Sports Massage helps speed up recovery time. When left untreated, an injury can cause a build up of scar tissue, affecting injured tissue as well as spreading to healthy tissue. Sports Massage uses techniques to break down that scar tissue to prevent further pain and additional injury.
At Florida Sports & Spinal your therapist will focus on the muscle groups that are particular to your sport, giving you a session tailored to fit your needs as the 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, active or passive movement of the joints, heat, or ice when needed. For clients with scar tissue, massage strokes will be applied deeply against the grain of the muscle in order to break up the scarring and flush it back into the lymphatic system.