Neuromuscular Massage: Ready Your Body, Set Your Mind, Go for Gold

In your time with TRiYON you’ve probably become accustomed to a few things. The first is the high level of training that keeps our team members in tip-top shape. The second refers to the aches and pains that nag you due to this training.

Recently I posted about Zen Massage South Park, the company I’ve partnered with offering exclusive deals for TRiYON members. Now if that wasn’t enough to get you motivated about the best way to recover as a high-level athlete, then this should.

Due to the high level of triathlon training, most athletes are highly susceptible to factors that cause “trigger points” for our pain. These can be caused by the stress of a hard competition, the constant worry of training, the strenuous movements, or even poor posture towards the end of a workout.

From my experience, neuromuscular massage is by far the most effective and relaxing therapy to utilize in order to relieve this trigger point pain.

During a neuromuscular massage, the therapist will alleviate specific areas that are causing the most pain by correcting postural and muscular imbalances using advanced concepts in pressure therapy.

After a session your body will feel as light and loose as it ever has, thanks to the compressed nerves and muscles in your tightest areas being meticulously massaged. This will increase circulation and restore muscular balance throughout your body.

The benefits of a neuromuscular massage are boundless but some of the most immediate and beneficial impacts it has include alleviating specific areas of pain, creating better posture, and releasing tension throughout your body. These will not only impact you as an athlete by allowing you to move better, but your everyday life allowing you to live healthier and pain free.

Being an athlete of any kind is one of the best things you can do, but don’t let the pain you are experiencing hold back your passion.

Go try a neuromuscular massage and rejuvenate your entire body.

Remember: Members of the TRiYON team get 20% OFF at Zen Massage SouthPark and 10% OFF thereafter.

Do yourself a favor and check them out, your body will thank you.

Sports Massage: Key to Maximized Athletic Performance

Want to increase your flexibility? Reduce fatigue? AND improve your endurance?

No, you don’t need a magical pill to do all of these things. All you need is an hour and the need to get relaxed and rejuvenated. I’m talking about sports massages.

Sports massages are designed specifically for athletes, but can be used for all individuals regardless of your fitness level. The specific sports massage technique, however, depends on the athlete at hand. It allows the masseuse to customize their process and focus on different areas of the body that are utilized more often in certain sports.

Sports massages are often fast-paced and can even be used as a pre-workout stretch to warm up athletes’ muscles. They are specifically designed for athletes to have their muscles warmed up while also getting the opportunity to relax.

Athletes also benefit from deep tissue massages. These massages are often suggested for areas that may have specific issues because heavier pressure is applied on certain muscles. It is designed to get rid of knots and other problem areas that athletes may have from overworking certain muscles.

While massages can help an athlete relax after a vigorous session of training, they can also help prevent future injury and even improve performance according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Sports massages have many other physical and mental benefits including:

  • Dilating blood vessels in the cardiovascular system in order to help them work more efficiently to promote circulation.
  • Getting athletes into a more relaxed, low-tension state in order to encourage focus.
  • Increasing range of motion for athletes.
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety by activating your parasympathetic nervous system so athletes can get an increase in dopamine levels and a reduction in cortisol levels, all reducing stress.

Want to start enhancing your athletic performance while preventing injuries along the way? I have recently partnered up with Zen Massage SouthPark, offering 20% OFF for TRiYON members, and 10% OFF thereafter. Make sure to go check them out and reap the benefits that your body needs!