Sports Massage


About Sports Massage

 

Pre-Event & Post-Event

 

Training Massage

 

Areas of Stress

 

Personal Training

 

Cardio & Strength Classes

 

Exercise Ball

 

Training Cardio

 

Diet & Nutrition

 

Herbs

 

Posture

 

Resistance

 

Stretches

 

 

 

Sports Massage

 

Prevents
Muscle and tendon injuries.

Reduces
Strain and discomfort of training and chronic strain patterns, allowing a quicker return to

maximum training levels.

Enables
The athlete to recover more quickly with less chance of chronic problems returning.

Provides
Psychological boosts to the athlete, consistent with his or her commitment to high performance.
Enhances
A preventive approach to athletic training whereby soft tissues are free of trigger points and adhesions, thus contributing toward the improvement of peak neuromuscular functioning.
Pre-Event Massage
Stimulates circulation, calms nervous tension, and prepares the athlete for optimal performance while reducing the chances of injury.
Post-event Massage
Relieves soreness and assists in the removal of lactic acid and other waste products.

Training Massage
Focuses on the prevention of developing chronic injuries and aids in the healing process of

current ones.

 

Training Cycles and Massage Therapy


Massage can assist the adaptation cycle as it prevents spasm, which is naturally present during recovery from specific training cycles involving anaerobic activities. Performance Interval Training often causes minor damage and massage can greatly reduce recovery time. Both performance interval training and deep tissue massage should be stopped 1-2 weeks before competition.

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Massage | Muscle Injury | Sports Massage & Personal Training | Home Care | Home

Lisa Christine Alexander, Registered Massage Therapist | Call or Text: 604-886-8880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Christine Alexander

Registered Massage Therapist
Call or Text:
604-886-8880




Sports Massage


About Sports Massage

 

Pre-Event & Post-Event

 

Training Massage

 

Areas of Stress

 

Personal Training

 

Cardio & Strength Classes

 

Exercise Ball

 

Training Cardio

 

Diet & Nutrition

 

Herbs

 

Posture

 

Resistance

 

Stretches

 

 

 

Pre-Event Guidelines


This section is under construction.

 

 
 

 

Post-Event Guidelines


This section is under construction.

 

 

Treatment Suggestions


 

Things to watch for during Post-Event Treatment


 

 

 


Types of Massage | Muscle Injury | Sports Massage & Personal Training | Home Care | Home

Lisa Christine Alexander, Registered Massage Therapist | Call or Text: 604-886-8880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sports Massage


About Sports Massage

 

Pre-Event & Post-Event

 

Training Massage

 

Areas of Stress

 

Personal Training

 

Cardio & Strength Classes

 

Exercise Ball

 

Training Cardio

 

Diet & Nutrition

 

Herbs

 

Posture

 

Resistance

 

Stretches

 

 

 

Training Massage Guidelines


This section is under construction.

 

Benefits of Massage for Athletes in Training


 

General Guidelines


 

Post-Workout Massage Guidelines


 

 



Types of Massage | Muscle Injury | Sports Massage & Personal Training | Home Care | Home

Lisa Christine Alexander, Registered Massage Therapist | Call or Text: 604-886-8880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




Sports Massage


About Sports Massage

 

Pre-Event & Post-Event

 

Training Massage

 

Areas of Stress

 

Personal Training

 

Cardio & Strength Classes

 

Exercise Ball

 

Training Cardio

 

Diet & Nutrition

 

Herbs

 

Posture

 

Resistance

 

Stretches

 

 

 

Areas of Greatest Stress by Sport

 

RUNNING/JOGGING

Long distance: Hamstrings, quadriceps, adductors, gastrocnemius, knees, ankles, plantar fascia, quadratus lumborum, piriformis, gluteals, iliopsoas, abdominals, trapezius, deltoids, teres major, teres minor. Distance running stresses the joints because of the repetitive pounding and jarring of the hips, knees, ankles and feet. The balance of the foot determines stress areas. Pronation or supination can occur due to imbalances in the hip and psoas.
Sprinters: Iliopsoas, gastrocnemius, hamstrings, piriformis, quadratus lumborum. Short bursts of speed require strength with higher leg lift and faster cycles of leg turnover. Running on the toes puts excess strain on the lower legs. Running one-way on the track around curves put strain on the inside hip and leg. Iliotibial bands absorb stress. The balance of the foot is important. Groin injuries and hamstring injuries can occur during starts off the blocks. Neck strain from excess speed should be treated as needed.

CYCLING

Low back from constant flexion; neck - extensors, SCM ; shoulders- pectoralis, trapezius, arms, wrists, hands from weight bearing on handle bars, quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals, gastrocnemius. Watch for overuse of hamstrings as they are in a constant shortened position. Wrist strain may occur from clenched fists and flexor contraction.

WEIGHT LIFTING

Total body stress. Excessive abdominal exercises can lead to imbalances in the psoas. Back problems may occur. Strains occur when improper technique is used or lifting too much before they are strong enough. One side is often weaker than the other which is reinforced with the lifting. It is necessary to work all areas to build balance as injuries are usually due to imbalances in the agonist/antagonist groups.

SKIING

Cross-Country: Endurance sport. Abdominals, shoulders, arms, quadriceps.
Downhill: The body is in constant isometric contraction. Quadriceps, iliotibial bands.

ROCK CLIMBING

Forearm flexor and extensors, hand and wrist, quadriceps.

TENNIS/RAQUETBALL/HANDBALL

Arm stress especially forearm is common. Elbow stress, shoulder stress - deltoids, trapezius lower fibers. Elbow and forearm stress are usually from improper posture or technique. Iliotibial bands are usually overused with the side-to-side movements.

BASEBALL

Shoulder alignment is important for throwing. The pectoral muscles, latissimus dorsi and teres major are often affected. Quadriceps and hamstrings can become tight from quick starts running to base or fielding.

BASKETBALL

Knees affected with jumping and landing. Calves and achilles tendons are strained with jumping. Hamstrings are often tight. Chest muscles are overstreched as players hold arms up in air. Iliotibial bands are stressed.

SOCCER

Knee strain can occur with twisting from running and kicking. Hips, groin, leg, knees and ankles. Running with short bursts of speed and quick stops cause strain.

 

 

 

 


Types of Massage | Muscle Injury | Sports Massage & Personal Training | Home Care | Home

Lisa Christine Alexander, Registered Massage Therapist | Call or Text: 604-886-8880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Sports Massage


About Sports Massage

 

Pre-Event & Post-Event

 

Training Massage

 

Areas of Stress

 

Personal Training

 

Cardio & Strength Classes

 

Exercise Ball

 

Training Cardio

 

Diet & Nutrition

 

Herbs

 

Posture

 

Resistance

 

Stretches

 

 

 

Cardio & Strength Classes

at Gibsons and Area Community Centre - 700 Park Road

 

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THURSDAY
FRIDAY

9:00 - 10:00am
THE WORKS!

 

10:15 - 11:15am
EASYLINE CIRCUIT

9:00 - 10:00am
TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING

 

10:15 - 11:15am
EASYLINE CIRCUIT

 

5:30 - 6:30pm
THE WORKS!

 

6:45 - 7:30pm
EASYLINE CIRCUIT

9:00 - 10:00am
CARDIO & CORE

 

10:15 - 11:15am
STABILITY BALL

 

To register, call GACC at 604 885-6868 or call Lisa Alexander at 604-886-8880.

 

 

 

 

Types of Massage | Muscle Injury | Sports Massage & Personal Training | Home Care | Home

Lisa Christine Alexander, Registered Massage Therapist | Call or Text: 604-886-8880