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Today, myofascial decompression, better known as cupping, has made a return to western society, especially in physical therapy and athletic training room settings.
What are those reddish-purple, round bruises displayed on the bodies of some of the athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics? It seems that in addition to training with the latest state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, some athletes are turning to ancient practices to keep their edge.
“The athletes are looking for any edge — real or imagined — they can get,” says Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Joyner, who studies elite athletes.
The bruises are caused by the traditional Chinese medicine therapy of cupping. The theory behind cupping is that it moves or stimulates your body’s natural energy — also called qi. Cupping is said to increase blood supply to a specific area, and athletes use it in recovery to help heal sore tired muscles.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is rapidly becoming a popular tool and something for massage therapists to look into for use in their practices. IASTM is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using tools.
Many massage therapists use tools in their massage sessions. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is rapidly becoming a popular tool and something for massage therapists to look into for use in their practices.
Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha. The name gua sha — pronounced gwahshah — comes from the Chinese word for scraping.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.
In gua sha, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.
Ease sinus pressure: A hot towel on your face or chest can help reduce congestion associated with illness or allergies. You’ll feel comfortable and soothing as the pressure fades. Reduce soreness: Back pain and stiff muscles can result from any number of activities, from work to exercise.
Effects of ice: Decreases circulation, metabolic activity, and inflammation and numbs the skin. Benefits of ice: Decreases pain, swelling, inflammation, and muscle spasm/cramping. Best used after exercise or after pain-producing activity. After 48 to 72 hours this increased blood supply — which will flush inflammatory substances like cytokines — will help the healing process. Ice works for healing because it constricts the blood vessels that carry these harmful chemicals (the cytokines) to the injury, which in turn slows down the inflammatory process.
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- Sports Performance, Injury Prevention, and Recovery. …
- Advanced Vibrational Healing & Powerful Pain Relief. …
- Rehabilitation. …
- Release Lactic Acid. …
- Increases Blood and Lymphatic Flow. …
- Activates the Nervous System and Muscles. …
- Relieves Muscle Spasms and Stiffness. …
- Breaks up, Scar Tissue.
The Rapid Reboot Recovery System is made to supercharge your recovery. With size-specific compression boots, the system is made to fit athletes of all shapes and sizes. The control pump lets you customize your settings for a completely unique recovery system.
Rapid Reboot compression technology helps your body’s natural healing process by increasing the blood flow to targeted areas. It boosts lymphatic drainage to relieve inflammation and reduce swelling. Customers noticed a significant reduction in stiffness and soreness after use.
The system is designed to cut down your recovery time and bring medical-grade compression technology to your home. With a wide array of sizing options and custom pressure settings, you’ll experience a more custom recovery than some of the other models on the market.
This causes blood to leak into the tissue beneath your skin, resulting in a visible blue-black spot. In addition to appearing just under the surface of your skin, bruises can also develop in the deeper tissues of your body. Internal bruising can occur in the muscles of the legs and back. Maybe. Depending on whether you bruise easily, as well as your overall health, muscle tone, diet, and even the recent use of aspirin before a massage, bruising may happen. This is one of the prime reasons for thorough and effective communication between you and your massage therapist during deep work. The muscles that were worked on during the massage may feel tender the next day in a similar way to how they ache after a tough gym session. There may also be some mild inflammation around the area but you should not have any bruising, even if you might feel like you are bruised.
“Bruises occur when capillaries become broken and red blood cells leak; Contusion is the proper term of a bruise, and it refers to a traumatic injury that causes capillaries to break and red blood cells to leak. But really, no actual “injury,” as we think of the term, necessarily has to occur for a bruise to appear. Stagnant blood could currently be stored in your tissues, and releasing it through massage, stretching, or deep breathing (using your diaphragm) are good ways to allow new blood to get through.
Kinesio Taping (KT) is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy.
In simple terms, assisted stretching is a technique where one person helps another person stretch. It has been used in athletic training settings for many years and has recently made its way into gyms, spas, and stretch centers available to the general public.
Assisted stretching uses specific techniques to increase mobility and flexibility of a muscle or group of muscles. It requires advanced training in the way the body moves and is often done by massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. Assisted stretching is a gentle technique that can be used not only on generalized clientele but also on children, adults, the elderly, and those with physical disabilities.
This technique might be the single most effective non-invasive method for deactivating trigger points. So why isn’t it used more often?
Spray and Stretch is one of those strange trigger point treatment techniques that are extremely effective, but somehow under-used.
It could be because it’s simply not taught widely nowadays, or that it’s just somehow become unfashionable.
- Reduces migraine symptoms. …
- Numbs nerve irritation. …
- Helps treat mood disorders. …
- Reduces arthritic pain. …
- May help treat low-risk tumors. …
- May help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. …
- Treats atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions.
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