Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekend Warriors

This is a rather long article by Shirley Vanderbilt called Weekend Warriors. She outlines ways that massage therapy can benefit athletes. Anyone who regularly works out for health or aesthetics can also benefit from reading the article.

Of note is the fact that many massage therapist drop passive and active range of motion techniques from their repetoire or never use them to begin with. Personally I feel that these are some of the most powerful tools a therapist has to rebalance and in turn reactivate musculature. If your therapist doesn't do any range of motion or spends most of your session on your back you deserve to give yourself a chance to experience a full body massage with range of motion. A therapist who performs range of motion will work much harder than one who doesn't but their client will benefit immeasurably from having had this type of massage therapy.

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