The stress of a busy life can sometimes feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. We know that the feeling of emotion stress often stems from our minds, but our bodies tend to carry the weight of it. Have you ever noticed that after a busy week between work, family, and responsibilities, you feel a bit more tense in the shoulders and back? It is possible that our bodies are feeling the emotional impact of our minds. Other times soreness in our muscles are a result of the muscles being worked harder than what they’re used to or maybe in a different motion. This could be a sign of microscopic damage to the muscle fibres which results in soreness or stiffness. Whether you’re crushing through a busy week of work or vigorously training for an upcoming marathon, you shouldn’t have to do with sore muscles. Taking a some time to visit a Registered Massage Therapists might be the difference between you slowing down or keeping up the pace.
Our Registered Massage Therapists at Studio Athletica can offer treatment plans to reduce soreness of the muscles, aches, and pains with massage therapy. As you know, massage therapy is a hands-on approach to treat a wide range of pain related issues and to rehabilitate the use of the body to its fullest potential. Beyond being an effective treatment for muscle tension, stress, and pain, people enjoy massages because it evokes feelings of comfort, relaxation, and connection with one’s self.
Massage therapy focuses on three very important parts of well-being:
- To relieve tension
- To soothe tired muscles
- And to ease headaches
When you are able to rid your body of these discomforts, you’re able to not only live more comfortably but also increase your productivity and put the enjoyment back into your everyday activities.
Before providing treatment, a Registered Massage Therapists will take the time to understand a patient’s history in order to understand what type of massage would most benefit them. Massaging is a general term for pressing, rubbing, manipulating the skin, muscles, and ligaments and can range from motions of light stroking to applying deep pressure. The great thing about manual therapy is that the pressure or intensity of the treatment can be adjusted to fit the patient perfectly and it can be determined by as much information as the patient can provide regarding their needs.
Below are the common massage types being offered by the Registered Massage Therapists at Studio Athletica:
Deep tissue massage – This technique uses slower strokes with more force in order to target the deeper layers of muscle and tissue. Most common for people recovering from muscle damage after injuries.
Sports massage – A massage geared towards people involved in physical activity and sports. Intended to help muscles retain their flexibility and prevent injury.
Trigger point massage – This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Swedish massage – A gentler approach of all massages that involves long strokes, kneading, vibration, tapping, and deep circular movements. It is intended for just about anyone wanting feel relaxed and recharged.
Common conditions that are treated with Registered Massage Therapy are:
- Digestive disorders
- Stress related insomnia
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Massage Therapy can treat a wide range of conditions, speak to a specialist at Studio Athletica about your concerns and find out how you can benefit from Massage Therapy.