Bend, Oregon is home to many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Everyone from the “weekend warrior” to the elite athlete can benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is a technique utilizing deep tissue massage used on the body’s neuromusculoskeletal system to treat chronic pain, injury and disability. Through manipulation and kneading of muscles as well as joint manipulation and mobilization, Earth Body Massage helps relieve the body of pain, treats injuries and helps athletes avoid injury.
The deep pressure used in sports massage benefits mind and body. It releases chronic muscle tension by treating the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (which is the layer protecting muscles, bones and joints). Usually, in the case of injury or tension, adhesions have formed in your body. Adhesions are bands of tight, painful and rigid tissue that can block blood circulation, limit your movement and cause pain and inflammation. Deep tissue massage breaks down adhesions to help your body function and feel better.
Sports massage can lower blood pressure in one massage session. It can reduce stress hormone (cortisol) levels and stimulate the release of oxytocin and serotonin—thus improving mood, relaxation and feeling of well-being.
Sports massage focuses on the realignment of deep muscle layers and connective tissues in your body. If you have a stiff or hurting neck or back, if your shoulders are tense and sore, if your legs feel tight and fatigued, we can help you.
If you’re in pain, feeling muscular tension or lack of flexibility; if you’re feeling down or just have a case of “the blahs,” then come in for a sports massage session right here in Bend, Oregon. You’ll likely leave feeling happier, more relaxed and ready to take on the world!