People who run for leisure or sport are some of my favorite people to work with. They tend to live on two different sides of the spectrum of clients I see. They are either actively aware of what is happening within their bodies and the degree to which their bodies are functioning or they have no clue how their bodies are functioning. There is a conditioning that happens when cardiovascular exercise is a part of a persons’ life. I see this as I often work with power lifting athletes, runners, and yoga athletes. Unless they are cross training, these three types of athletes have three very different body types. One thing is consistent; their bodies crave massage therapy and require targeted massage sessions for their individual body types. When someone comes into our practice, we work with them and their lifestyle to achieve their goals.
One of the many benefits to receiving massage in conjunction with your training and/or work outs, is the movement of the tissue. When we move the tissue, it allows for more blood (oxygen), lymph, and fluid to supply the tissues with all of the goodness they need to continue functioning optimally. You are asking a lot of your muscles to run faster, longer, and harder. This is good for your muscles but it is equally important to allow muscles to relax and restore. I have compared this to what sleep does for the body. We all know how important sleep is in order for our brains to function. Our muscles also need rejuvenating care for our body to continue to function optimally. Massage Therapy is more than just slipping into relaxation, even though that can be a major advantage of receiving it. There is a different outcome when you actively relax your body without sleeping. While actively relaxing, you are available to witness the degree of function that is happening… or not happening.
When you begin to witness how your body functions best, you are better able to support your body in the way it needs. You will know quicker and more efficiently if water, nutrition, stretching or relaxation is needed. When you know what your body needs, you will injure less and recover more quickly.
DeepFeet Bar Therapy (also known as “Ashiatsu”) combines overhead bars and soft, clean feet to deliver the, “deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet.” This deep, broad based form of bodywork assists with rest, recovery, and repair of muscle tissue. Because we use our feet, the pressure is a consistent, sustained compression providing fast acting and long lasting results. Not, to mention, Ashiatsu feels absolutely amazing.
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I look forward to working with you!
Sara Newberry, LMT
Certified DeepFeet Ashiatsu Bar Therapist