Posts Tagged ‘athletes’

Rolfing® Structural Integration and the Vikings

Today, a fellow Structural Integrator sent us a link to this YouTube video. Rolfing and Structural Integration has helped many professional athletes to be on top of their game. It’s no suprise that the Vikings consider it a vital part of their training!


“This is a segment from Vikings Game Day that talks about how the NFL Minnesota Vikings use Rolfing® Structural Integration to keep their players ready for game day. The coverage is quite thorough, particularly in its presentation of what Rolfing really is. I believe this video is from May 8, 1997.”

 

The History of Massage Therapy

By Kristin Kronstain

Massage therapists have enjoyed successful careers throughout human history; but it was not until modern times that comprehensive training programs in the field existed. With professional training, massage therapists can help clients work towards healthier, more relaxed bodies that are spiritually, emotionally, and physically balanced. Massage therapy certification is provided by reputable schools across the U.S.; classes cover new and old massage techniques.

Schools teach massage techniques from around the world. Swedish massage is the most popular, but classes in acupressure, chair massage, and deep tissue massage also instruct students in techniques for helping to heal the body and correct chronic conditions and injuries.

How did ancient massage therapy develop into modern techniques?

1500-3000 BCE

The Chinese produced some of the earliest texts used to treat illness with massage. Doctors combined their knowledge of medicine with methods of martial arts to produce techniques that coincided with the spiritual nature of Buddhism and Taoism. On the other side of the world, tomb paintings revealed that the ancient Egyptians had been practicing massage therapy as well. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Sports Massage – When Should You Get One?

By Korbin Newlyn

If you are an athlete or exercise frequently, you might go through muscle cramps or fatigue after attempting a new type of exercise routine or if you have been inactive for some time. A sports massage might be just what you would need to make sure your muscles are loosened up and prepared for your next game. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The Benefits of Sports Massage

By Brandon J. Thomas

It is well known that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, pain and tension and generally feels good. However massage can be more than just relaxing. For athletes massage therapy can be a key contributor to their training regime and considerably enhance their performance. More commonly known as “Sports Massage” massage for athletes utilizes deep muscle working techniques that eliminate toxins in muscle fiber as well as remove adhesions. Read the rest of this entry »