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Sports Rehabilitation & Prevention

Massage

The healing effects of massage greatly enhance your overall well being and speed recovery from injury.

Typical Massage Therapy….will treat your symptom as the cause. Symptoms are the location of your complaint or pain, often strained or sprained tissue. This treatment protocol results in slow recovery time and facilitates a recurring injury.

Synergy Release Massage Therapy… put simply, SRMT treats the structural imbalance that is the root cause of the pain. The damaged tissue has been set up for failure weeks, months, or years in advance with stress caused by improper postural distortions. First, take the pre-stress off of the damaged tissue using the SRT treatment. Then apply typical massage therapy and treat the symptom. This protocol provides an environment for fast recovery and prevents further injury.

How does Synergy Release Massage Therapy work?

The massage therapy portion of SRT is a sequence of muscular releases engineered to bring balance by changing structure. This sequence works to systematically unwind dysfunctional postural distortions. Many people experience pain or decreased ability to complete in a sport at the level to which they are accustomed because of the very predictable problems. These problems can be easily connected with Synergy Release principles. An SRT Evaluation of the structure gives the massage therapist all the information required to build a specific treatment protocol customized for each client. Structural balance is the first step to regaining health. Once the balance has been established, then it is time to treat symptoms. The specific complaint: hamstring, neck, back pain, etc. are treated last.

To detail the difference in treatment philosophy between a typical massage therapy session and SRMT we will look at treating a typical hamstring strain. If you booked a session with a typical massage therapist to treat a two week old hamstring strain, the therapist would most likely use various massage techniques on your hamstring (the symptom) in order to make you feel better. A SRMT therapist would first do an SRT Evaluation that would give him or her all the information needed to correct your foundational structure first (root cause). This will balance structure and unload the hamstring, allowing it to heal faster, with less chance of being re-injured. It is only with balanced structure that the therapist would begin to treat the hamstring directly (symptom). Again, without treating the root cause of your hamstring strain first the rehabilitation time will be slower and you will be more likely to experience recurring hamstring strains. This process has yielded extraordinary results with professional athletes across the U.S.