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Who Needs Sports MASSAGE?
Our sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward folks, like you, who move for a living, and love to move. We use all sorts of sports massage techniques — deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, gua sha, and friction. Which sports massage technique we use with you will depend upon your individualized needs. Find out more about The Benefits of Sports Massage.
What Are the Benefits of STRECTHING?
Do you know what feels better to your body than stretching yourself? Having someone else stretch you. There is no refuting the benefits stretching has on your body and performance:
- Decreased pain
- Increased circulation
- Increased flexibility
- Improved muscle function
- Improved athletic performance
Read more about The Benefits of Stretching
What is SPORTS TAPE?
Today, there are over 50 “kinesiology” or “sports” tape companies on the market, each developing their own version of sports taping — KinesioTape, KT Tape, Rock Tape, Sparthos Tape.
Sports taping can be used on almost anyone, from the weekend warrior to the multisport athlete. The type of sports application we use will depend upon your injury, weaknesses, goals, and sport.
In combination with other modalities, sports taping is a terrific tool. Find out more about The Benefits of Sports Tape.
What Can You Treat with CUPPING?
At MovEvolution, we use cupping therapy in 2 ways to help you heal, move, and evolve:
- We rely on cupping therapy as a diagnostic tool. We look and feel what is going on between your tissue “layers”. Does the skin glide and lift well? Does your skin return quickly to its original color or is it slow, or delayed pointing to poor or stagnant circulation.
- We use cupping therapy as a treatment tool, to get that lift and glide of tissue layers, improving blood flow between those layers with greater ease. Overall, we are helping to decrease circulatory stagnation and increase tissue mobility.
Learn more about The Benefits of Cupping Therapy.
So, Does DRY NEEDLING Hurt?
This is the most common question. The actual inserting of the needle does not hurt. These needles are very thin. Sometimes the muscle will twitch when inserted, and it can then feel sore. You will usually feel a little muscle ache or soreness for a day or two after that feels like you’ve worked out that muscle. This is all very common.
When comparing pain levels of dry needling to an intramuscular injection (i.e., flu shot, vaccination), the pain is far less, even nonexistent to some, with dry needling.
Find out how Dry Needling compares to Acupuncture and other Uses and Benefits of Dry Needling.
Learn FOAM ROLLING 101!
I see most folks foam rolling inefficiently, ineffectively, and dangerously. They waste time, energy, and often totally f#ck up their performance potential. But it’s not their fault!
Although there is a substantial amount of research out there in favor of foam rolling, there is little evidence that suggests how and when to correctly foam roll. And the amount of inaccurate internet info out there is staggering.
Here are a few of my favorite fallacious foam rolling myths that totally frustrate my inner sanctum! Read Foam Rolling Myth Busters HERE.