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Case Study – Pain Relief

CASE STUDY PROVING MASSAGE THERAPY HELPS ATHLETES FEEL AMAZING AND MAY ENHANCE ATHLETES’ PERFORMANCE 

Clinical study for 45 male athletes volunteered to participate in a randomized, controlled hamstring injury study. Volunteers were randomized to either control, classic Soft Tissue Massage (STM,) or dynamic Deep Tissue Massage DTM intervention.

Flexibility is considered an essential element of normal biomechanical functioning in sport.  The literature reports a number of associated benefits of flexibility including improved athletic performance, reduced injury risk, prevention or reduction of post-exercise soreness, and improved coordination.

Techniques commonly used by athletes to increase flexibility include static and ballistic stretching as well as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. it is widely believed amongst athletes, coaches, and therapists that massage is an effective treatment modality for increasing flexibility.

The effect of massage on restoring muscle flexibility has not been extensively researched; however, several studies have investigated the use of massage as a treatment option for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) These studies have evaluated the use of massage to prevent strength losses, reduce muscle soreness, and maintain joint range of motion (ROM). Few of these studies have shown positive effects

A hierarchical dynamic deep muscle tissue model (DDMT) was developed to treat athletes with muscle tightness and associated soft tissue problems.  This DDMT model consisted of a series of progressions from traditional to dynamic techniques which concentrated on one specific area of muscle tightness model is an efficient, pain free intervention that appears to have an immediate effect on improving hamstring flexibility.   Read More