Designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance, sports massage can be used by athletes of all abilities to prepare for or recover from athletic or sports events.
Rachel Pudlo, LMT –
Rachel is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Movement and Sports Sciences. Following graduation, she attended the Nashville School of Massage Therapy and obtained her License to practice Massage Therapy in the state of Tennessee. She has a passion for working with athletes, as well as anybody who wants to begin their journey to a healthier lifestyle. As an athlete herself, Rachel grew up competing on the swim team and eventually on Purdue's Waterski team. This is where she developed her passion of working towards injury prevention, leading an active lifestyle and practicing good self- care.
The mobilization of soft tissue to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/funcional use. Generally, both the client and practitioner have a shared goal of achieving structural changes within the body, generally through a series of regular massages.
Provides full-body muscle relaxation, and can be especially helpful if you're recovering from an injury. Swedish massage is best described as a light to medium pressure, feel-good massage.
Extracted from flowers and other plant parts, essential oils offer a pleasing scent and are believed to have healing properties.
Focused massage targets muscle knots (also known as adhesions) and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries are addressed.