Integrative Sports Massage does so much more than you would expect. Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Integrative Bodywork changes coordination, releases the governors that restrict movement and improve the long-term development of muscle.
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Integrative Bodywork isn’t just Sports Massage. It involves testing how muscles engage before and after bodywork to ensure results. It addresses short-term problems related to relief and pre-event tuning. It also addresses long-term development by releasing underlying patterns that sustain imbalances and prevent fuller muscular development.
With Integrative Craniosacral there are also Sustaining Governor Releases. These releases change the body so that more muscle fibers engage in each movement. Immediate changes in performance are noticed. Over months, as these extra fibers develop, better muscular development occurs and performance continues to improve. This is the long lasting improvement that you will not find in other forms of bodywork.
Tony Preston has been training for more than 30 years. Half of his home is a gym. Tony has been a bodyworker for over 20 years. He knows what really changes athletic performance. He has worked with runners, rowers, weight lifters, cyclists and more.
In his mentoring program for bodyworkers, he has had athletes that get treated with Integrative Bodywork and treat other athletes as well. They consistently report that they are able to train harder with less pain during training and recover faster. This is especially true of athletes over 30 when injuries become more common and performance becomes more difficult. Integrative Bodywork is not something that your massage therapist learned out of a book. It is based on solid research with proven results.