Accountability –accepting responsibility for our actions, attitudes and health. Stand behind the service
your practice promises to deliver.
Integrity – Commit to your moral, ethical, spiritual and artistic principles. Work with passion and purpose.
Commitment – This is an integral part of accountability and integrity. Each therapist must commit to delivering superior service and follow-up service.
Service Excellence – delivering the best outcomes and highest quality service while continually learning and looking for ways to improve.
Compassion – providing the best care, treating patients with sensitivity and empathy.
Respect – embracing diversity and treating everyone with dignity.
Patient-centered care – supporting each patients individual choices, preferences and needs.
To provide massage therapy treatment to coaches and employees, particularly athletes, in order to reduce stress and tension, enhance range of motion and circulation, relieve pain, aid in the rehabilitation of injuries, and provide the best possible outcome for athletes.
Sports Massage is a highly specialized area of massage, which focuses on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport. It combines different massage techniques to enhance sports performance and recuperation. In the modern, competitive world of sports, it forms an effective component of any training program. Only those who are qualified should administer this particular type of massage because if done wrongly, it could have serious repercussions.
When you accept that massage can heal the body, it helps of understand how healing takes place.
Massage can have immediate benefits for the healthy individuals but if a person is ill, recovery takes
time. Massage therapists have identified four stages in the healing process.
Relief: The first few treatment sessions relieve pain, reduce tension and sedate stressed nerves. They do not necessarily solve the problems but ease the symptoms so that you feel better.
Correction: When the pain has been relieved the therapist can work on the underlying cause to prevent the problems return. Correctional work involves returning muscles, decongesting a sluggish lymph system, or freeing knotted or scarred fibers.
Strengthening: This is important in a badly damaged area. Weaknesses at injury site can mean recurring problems in the future. For example, sports injuries can cause problems long after they have healed if the tissues around them have been weakened by the injury and a long period of recuperation. Massage can strengthen the surrounding tissues enabling them to provide adequate support when the injury has healed.
Maintenance: This is both the final stage of healing and the first step in preventative care. Therapists recommend occasional massaging treatments to keep problems at bay and prevent any annoying health problems from becoming major health issues.
Certain medical conditions require the exercise of caution concerning the advisability of giving or receiving massage. If you are in any doubt, or if you or your partner are under medical supervision, check with your doctor or other qualified medical practitioner before embarking on massage therapy. This advice applies particularly in the case of cardiovascular conditions and heart disease, especially in cases of thrombosis, phlebitis, and edema. Never massage directly over infected skin, such as warts, herpes, boils, or where there is inflammation, unexplained lumps, bruises and open cuts. A physical should first diagnose the causes of acute back pain, before receiving massage treatment. Swelling, fractures, skin infections and fevers should not be massage.