The art of the massage has many forms, each one has its own special unique healing powers on the human body. The Russian Sport massage is one such style that is incredibly effective when it comes to eradicating those aches and pains for all ages and levels of physical activity. It’s our passion to heal people through the many styles of massage, this time around we will dive in a little deeper about the origins and benefits of the Russian sports massage.

This form of massage actually goes way back to 1770 in Russia, and it wasn’t shared with the rest of the world until 198’s. This style is commonly associated in film with taking a reed or stick and whacking the patient a bunch of times until they feel better. It couldn’t be further from the truth, it actually consists of slower  and gentler motions this creates a special form of friction on the body. The slow motions and vibration techniques are great for creating heat to relax the sore muscles. Heat opposed to cold treatments, help the body’s muscles expand and loosen to help release tension, thus avoiding a tear or lactic acid build up in the muscle. This overall Russian style has been adopted by many massage therapists  and sports medicine practitioners to aid athletes heal and recover faster from all forms of injury.

This is but one of the many services that we offer our patients, along with many other styles to help meet everyone’s own unique needs. We welcome all who would like to visit our office in Joplin, MO to have a quick chat about us. Please feel free to give us a call at 417-439-0324 about all of our services and rates as well. We can’t wait to see how we can make you right as rain again into time.