Massage Services

Sports Massage

Sports massage is good for the weekend warrior as well as the serious athlete. The goal is to get the client as flexible as possible without compromising strength or creating new pain. All work is done pain free.  

Often, I find a problem expressing itself in one region (as an example the knee) when in fact it is a problem in another area.

You can expect that I will always evaluate you during each session. The first session I will do all types of movement and function testing to see dysfunctional patterns in all parts of the body. The evaluation will involve special tests like the Thomas and Ober tests. You will also be tested for range of motion and it will be compared to established standards of ROM for each joint.

What would it be worth to the professional baseball pitcher if he could get 3 degrees more range of motion? The answer came from the pitching coach of the New York Yankees – it would mean another 5 mph on a fast ball. This increase may not seem like a lot but if you add it to a baseball already being thrown at 95 miles per hour, it can add up.

What would the same increase in range of motion mean to a volleyball player, a golfer, a gymnast? It may just be the competitive edge they need to win a title of go to the next competitive level.

But you don't have to be a competitive athlete to have issues. What are the conditions treated effectively by this style of massage?
• Muscular sprains and strains
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Trigger finger
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Rotator cuff sprains and strains
• Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
• Tennis elbow
• Golfer's elbow
• Neck cricks
• Tendonitis
• Forward shoulder roll
• Low back pain
• Sacroiliac pain
• Sciatica
• Excessive lordosis
• IT band friction syndrome
• Superficial meniscus tears
• Patella tracking problems
• Jumpers/Runners knee
• Anterolateral shin splints
• Post medial shin splints
• Anterior compartments syndrome, ankle sprains and strains, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, and a host of other conditions.

Pain Management

At Blue Ridge Medical and Sport Massage, pain management is pills, powders, potions, scalpels, or needles. What does that mean?  I'm going to search for the true cause of the pain by using special evaluations, range of motion tests, and palpation. From there, we work together to develop a treatment plan that works for you and any other practitioners you may be working with as well.

Some examples of chronic pain you may be experiencing include but are not limited to:

• Headaches/migraines
• Neck pain
• Back pain
• Hip pain
• Knee pain
• Pain on the bottom of the foot
• Pain associated with standing or sitting
• TMJ dysfunction

Workplace Chair Massage

As an employer, do you ever feel that staff motivation is low and productivity is not what it could be? We all know that a person's health—spirit, mind and body—affects every aspect of their life, especially the office where they spend the majority of their time. Many businesses are choosing to help their staff enjoy better health with wellness initiatives. These initiatives could also include workplace chair massage.

Consider these facts:

• Stress is killing our workplace productivity.
• There are measurable costs associated with stress.
• People perform better with less stress, not the absence of stress.
• Studies have proven the positive impact of wellness initiatives with regular workplace massage.
• Many companies from multi-national to local are using these initiatives.
• The employer will see a positive R.O.I. for a wellness investment.
• Chair massage is a unique hook for sales promotions and trade shows.

Everything that I do with athletes is designed to create pain-free full range of motion movements. Not only is it a pain free treatment but the athlete should be able to work out the next day, following treatment.