Myology 101

Rapid Recovery for High-Performance Athletes

 
 
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Sports Massage

A sports massage is a manipulation of the soft tissue in order to prevent or improve sports related injuries. The therapist has a broader, more specified medical knowledge and application. The therapist needs this in order to efficiently and safely manipulate the muscles, making sure they do not damage any fragile tissue. There is a thin line that exists between working the muscle and causing more injury.

 
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Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient Chinese art of cupping by creating a suction or a vacuum, cupping therapy is used to release rigid soft tissue, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue while bringing blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Cupping has a sedating effect on the nervous system, and many people find it profoundly relaxing.

 
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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's normal range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

 

IASTM

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a tool based technique that derives from the Traditional Chinese method called Gua Sha, and is over 3,000 years old. This technique is used to break down fascial restrictions and create microtrauma to counteract excessive fibrosis and scar tissue.