“I was keeping up with a minimal routine and not getting the
results that I was looking to achieve, but then one day
Jayson approached me during one of my workouts. He pointed out how important
it was to change a workout routine every four weeks. That’s when
I decided I needed a personal trainer. I told Jayson that I had been diagnosed
with a herniated disc that was very painful, but not limited to not working
out. I used pain pills to mask the pain. He developed an ongoing routine
for me and I no longer take any medication for my lower back pain. I am
convinced that my personal training sessions with Jayson have allowed me
to lead an active and pain free life at age 60.”
Have you ever felt those nasty knots and sore spots through out your body? Sure you have. Fortunately, you can easily eliminate these aches and improve your progress with sports massage. Our fitness professionals use massage and self-myofascial release as a means of reducing knots and sore spots. The simple use of a foam roller, massage stick, tennis ball, elbow, hand or fingers are all forms of self-myofascial release (SMR).
SMR techniques can improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries. Basically, the foam roller, massage stick, tennis ball, elbow, hand or fingers is applying pressure. This pressure massages away restrictions to normal soft-tissue extensibility. In doing so, the pressure improves your tissue quality, whereas traditional stretching only improves your tissue length. We need to improve tissue quality first by removing the adhesions and scar tissue that may be impairing the length of your tissue to truly improve flexibility and recoverability.
Massage is the treatment and practice of manipulation of the soft body tissues with physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the patient's body with pressure, tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm, and feet. The most cited reasons for introducing massage have been patient demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.
As life becomes stressful massage can be a great way to relieve stress and related symptoms by increasing circulation. Massage promotes more oxygen in to nourish the cells and flushes out metabolic wastes by increasing the flow of lymph. Lymph is a clear to yellowish watery fluid which is found throughout the body. It circulates through body tissues picking up fats, bacteria, and other unwanted materials, filtering these substances out through the lymphatic system. It is a way to balance the natural state of the working mechanisms of the body resulting in reduced pain, increase range-of-motion and an end to those knots.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”