MASSAGE AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
OR SKATE SKIING
Whether you're a seasoned athlete training for a race or a recreational ski enthusiast, massage can help you enjoy your sport without pain. While skiing is low-impact and has low incidences of injury, there are a few areas to be mindful of to enjoy this life-long sport and allow your body to perform at your optimal level.
Achilles Tendon soreness & LOW Back Pain
Skiers are known for experiencing overuse injuries including, medial-tibial stress syndrome, Achilles tendon problems and lower back pain. Pain is always a symptom of injury. Sometimes the body doesn't address injuries properly and can produce spasms to protect the injured muscle. Massage can take away the dysfunctional pattern to allow the muscle to reset and restore function and normal range of motion.
Rotator Cuff tears
If you experience pain in your shoulder that seems to linger for more than a few days, call to schedule an appointment. It's impossible to totally immobilize the shoulder to allow rotator cuff injuries to properly heal. Massage is an excellent way to remove the dysfunction and allow the shoulder to heal faster and more completely. If rotator cuff injuries are not addressed, it can lead to “frozen shoulder”, a much more serious and painful condition that is more difficult to alleviate.
Hip flexor tightness & Knee Pain
A hip flexor injury is often felt in the front of the hip or in the groin. Sometimes hip flexor injuries don't completely heal because of the constant use when walking. Knee pain is often caused by tight quad muscles from over use and improper stretching. If untreated, it can lead to bursitis.