Phila Massages

Tag: deep tissue massage

  • Understanding Pain

    Understanding Pain

    What is pain? Merriam-Webster defines pain as this: “Usually localized physical suffering associated with bodily disorder (such as a disease or an injury); also: a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort.” [1] While pain was once classified as a sensation measuring the level of…

  • Video: knot massage

    Melvyn is working on loosening a knot in the right Trapezius superior. -He starts by Effleurage and petrissage to bring blood flow to the area. -Then, to better feel the knot, he uses deeper pressure with the use of his knuckle and isolates the knot. -Once the knot is found, he uses his elbow to…

  • The role of massages in the athlete’s life

    The role of massages in the athlete’s life

    Massage is a part of many professional athletes’ lives. Nowadays, even amateur sportspersons have access to certified sports massage therapists who offer their services in fitness centers, gymnasiums, and events such as marathons. This allows everyone to include massage in their fitness and wellness regimen. Indeed, exercising regularly increases the amount of Lactic Acid in…