Sports Massage combines several different massage modalities and techniques to help relieve and heal chronic sports-related soft tissue injuries. Sports Massage may be combined with Muscle Release Techniques and/or Active Isolated Stretching to increase an athletes performance capabilities. The specific combination of applications that are used in our Sports Therapy is determined by each clients specific anatomical and physiological needs. By determining our clients specific needs, regular Sports Massage provides clients with relief from common overuse injuries, increased strength, speed and flexibility, along with improving biomechanical efficiency and decreasing the potential for future injury.
Orthopedic Massage may be done after surgery or after a soft tissue injury. Jennifer Hanna has helped clients recover from hip replacements, ACL surgeries, broken bones that needed rods and or pins put in and many other types of injuries. Many clients have noticed a decrease in their pain and an increase in their range of motion.
Muscle Release Technique®:
The Muscle Release Technique® is a unique injury therapy that combines compression, extension, movement, and breath to give the therapist a tool to provide, in many cases, relief from pain in one treatment. With the technique, scar tissue is broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and relief from pain starts immediately. When there is an injury to the muscle, scar tissue is the result. Scar tissue will keep the muscle inflexible, thus the muscle length is shortened. After a period of time, the muscle memory is lost and the chance of re-injury is increased. Nerve impingement is almost always associated with this condition, resulting in pain. Cross fiber work and/or deep tissue massage will give the client temporary relief, but long-term healing requires something more.
Zenergy Bodyworks has been trained in the Muscle Release Technique® by Michael Young, the developer of the technique. Currently Zenergy is the only practice in Utah certified in Muscle Release. To view Michael Young's referral list click here.