Relaxing Sports Massage
We recommend that you hydrate yourself well before your massage. A hydrated body means your muscles will be easier to work with during the massage. If you are dehydrated, that can make your muscles stiffer.
Your session may include resistance exercise, movement, mobilizations, stretching, and several other activities along with a nice long rub. It is vital that a sports massage therapist is certified and knowledgeable about different modalities. That is why it is best to work with qualified experts at Zen’d Out.
Why Choose a Sports Massage in Denver, CO?
During a sports massage, your therapist can also include stretching your limbs. And depending on what your body needs, they may target a specific area of your body during the session. At Zen’d Out Massage Spa, your massage therapist will ask you a few questions before your first session.
Your answers will help them understand how to treat you and know what your goals are. This is why no two sports massages are the same. For one person, a sports massage in Denver, CO, might mean they are getting more deep tissue kind of therapy, while for someone else, it could mean they are being stretched for an hour.
Different Sports Massage Techniques
It is imperative that your sports massage therapist is familiar with each muscle and how they are affected by specific stresses and movements of each sport. Our Zen’d Out massage therapists are also trained in cryotherapy and hydrotherapy.
Sports massage is often supplemented by other massage modalities including acupressure, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage. Depending on where you choose to receive your sports massage, your therapist may use the following techniques:
The therapist uses rhythmic compression into muscles to create a softening effect in the tissues. This is usually used to warm up the muscles for a deeper massage work.
Trigger Point Massage
The therapist applies pressure in one direction only, after locating the site of injury. This gives the tissue time to heal and rearrange so your muscles can recover faster.