Why You Need a Massage (and So Do Your Friends)

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The headline from a recent Washington Post article says it best — “Massage has been shown to ease many ills.”

Let’s face it, it’s the holidays, you don’t have a lot of time to get your shopping done as it is, so let’s quickly sum up the reasons how the Giving the Gift of Massage at Rock Creek Sports Club shows you really care.

  • Massage reduced inflammation caused by muscle damage from exercise ~ Study in Science Translational Medicine.
  • An hour per week of Swedish massage reduced knee pain in people with osteoarthritis. ~ journal PLoS One
  • For chronic lower-back pain, patients getting a weekly massage of about an hour reported statistically significant improvement in pain relief and function. ~ Group Health Research Institut

Plus the Mayo Clinic reports that some studies show that massage can also:

  • Relieve stress
  • Manage anxiety and depression
  • Boost immunity

Here at Rock Creek Sports Club, there are numerous modalities of therapeutic massage and bodywork. We offer the following:

Swedish: This is the most common and well-known form of massage. Soothing and relaxing, the long, slow techniques of Swedish massage carry the intent to relax the body.

Sports Massage sessions are designed for pre- or post-event athletes of all types and take a functional approach to preparation or recovery.

Deep Tissue work affects sub-layers of muscle and connective tissue. This is helpful with chronic pain and injury rehabilitation. It is generally integrated with other techniques, as the superficial layers of muscle must first be relaxed to effectively perform deeper work.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on alternative medicine procedure for evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system, a physiological system surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Therapists use a light touch to feel the rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid, encouraging vitality and facilitating a sense of wellbeing.

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