Training doesn’t only mean pushing hard at the gym. Elite athletes have regular massages to restore their muscles to maximum performance and to recover from an intense session or injury. We know how important a full recovery is and we want to offer the best service possible for all our customers. This is why OverGravity Gymnastics has partnered with Annarosa Holistic Therapies, to offer an in-house selection of bespoke treatments to support your gymnastic practice.
Massage treats the body by releasing tight muscles and improving mobility through touch and manipulation of soft tissue. Two of the most common types of massage are deep tissue and sports massage and our massage therapist has developed massages with the gymnastic training in mind. You can now book a 30-45-60 minutes treatment before and after your training session or at time that is most convenient for you.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage therapy focuses on full-body relaxation by applying more pressure on the deepest layers of muscle tissue. The deep tissue massage technique relieves small, newer areas of muscular tension in the tissue and break up adhesions in the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding your bones, muscles, and joints).
- Muscle relaxation
- Reduced chronic pain
- Lower stress levels
- Decreased tension in the upper back, shoulders, and neck
- Pain relief in lower back and relieves muscle tension
Sports Massage is excellent for people who exercise regularly and have an active lifestyle. Sports massage therapy is a more focused deep tissue massage and may focus on a certain area of the body. It uses a combination of deep and light modalities to loosen muscle knots, improve blood flow, and prevent lactic acid buildup. Sports massage techniques use deep tissue and stretching movements on the muscle-tendon junctions to provide certain advantages to enhance athletic performance:
- Pre warm-ups and post workout cooldowns
- Heal and prevent sport injury
- Improving flexibility
- Quicker recovery time between sessions