Monday, October 8, 2012

Sports Massage for Total Body Wellness

Sometimes I’m asked why people seek out my services as a massage therapist. Well, for some, massage therapy is used as a treatment to relax from emotional stress or to heal the body from physical strain. Considering the various massage treatments and styles that are available, there is sure to be something that naturally targets any specific area of the body that needs special care.

Sports massage, for example, helps to break down acids which build in the muscles during strenuous activity. For these clients, sports massage helps get the muscles back into acclimated form, and also helps to restore and maintain proper body movement and muscular function through incorporating stretch and joint mobilization into the massage.

A sports massage can aid in both pre and post sport events by increasing blood and nutrient circulation to the muscles and by assisting the body in eliminating metabolic wastes that are the byproducts produced by strenuous activity. If there is a sports injury, massage can be used as an adjunct to work in collaboration with traditional medical treatment thereby helping to restore the athlete to top form. Shiatsu, for instance, is a form of rigorous massage that uses fingers to apply acupressure to points along the body's energy pathways, and is often used on athletes as a proven method of relieving muscular tension.

While not all of my clients are athletic overachievers, most come to me experiencing muscular pain caused by an unknown source. In these cases they too find that massage can help soothe aches, by evacuating toxins from the body and restoring pliability and circulation to tight muscles and compressed joints. In fact, many of my clients would agree that if you are looking for total body health, be sure to include massage therapy. It can ease your pain, relax your body and improve your overall sense of well-being.

As always – Enjoy Your Life!

John Aaron Villarreal

Bio: I am a Houston based, male massage therapist and wellness coach specializing in pain management and health programs for individuals over the age of forty. I laugh - a lot. I'm quirky but sincere. And, while I'm not a counselor, I do listen and I do care: Except for the times that I don't. That’s a joke - Did I mention that I like to laugh? Anyway, visit my website, call or email me and let's get together to talk about you, and the many ways to live life better!

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