Key Benefits of Remedial Massage and Myotherapy for Snow Sports
Myotherapy, massage and other soft tissue techniques can help to improve your performance on and off the ski fields, reduce your risk of injury and aid in recovery. Below is a summary of how seeing one of our myotherapists or physiotherapists could be right for you.
Flexibility and Range of Motion
Flexibility in the hips and ankles is essential when skiing and snowboarding, especially on bumpy or rough terrain. Remedial massage and Myotherapy aim to increase muscle elasticity, enabling you to move more freely and dynamically.
The body will always take the path of least resistance, so when strapped onto skis or a board, restricted mobility or deficits in strength and endurance can amplify strain in other areas of the body. For example, the amount of pelvic rotation will affect the alignment and load placed on the tissues above and below. Our services promote balance and capacity within the musculoskeletal system to carve and turn through the snow efficiently.
Snow sports require a high level of multitasking and responsiveness from the body. You’re assessing the terrain and making split-second decisions that require excellent coordination and accuracy. Meanwhile, your body needs to sustain effective stabilising reflexes to support balance and technique. Fatigued and sore muscles do not perform quickly or efficiently in these moments. Our services promote optimal balance, coordination, movement efficiency and stamina.
Massage or Myotherapy treatments after a snow trip can benefit muscle recovery by increasing circulation to the muscles, facilitating removal of metabolic waste and local inflammation, which reduces soreness. Improved rest and rejuvenation helps you feel great during your time on the hill.
If you were interested in arranging an appointment or have any questions, please give the clinic a call on 9670 7041 or alternatively you can book in any of these services by following the link here.