Rub Maps are the hottest new trend in Sports Massage. In the last few years, Sports Massage has become a billion dollar industry. However, the majority of those involved with this business do not fully understand exactly what it is or what makes it tick. Here is a brief explanation of how to use it to give your client a truly unique massage.
To begin, each client will be given a specific massage plan that is designed just for their individual body. This plan will specify the areas of the body that are to be massaged, when the massage will take place, and what products are to be used during the massage. Most Sports Massage therapists will have a great deal of knowledge regarding their client’s body and how it reacts to certain activities. Therefore, once the plan is created, the actual massage will take place.
The rub-over tool will be used to apply the rub-over/stiffer liquid rub on the target areas. The rub-over is a liquid that contains moisturizers and soothing ingredients. The steeper the liquid the deeper the penetrating and harder the treatment will be on the skin. A good therapist will be able to identify any tender areas on the client’s body. These will then be treated prior to the actual rub.
If you are targeting the back area, then one of the most common choices for rub-over applications is the “backrub”. This product usually contains olive oil, chamomile, lavender, and rosemary oils. The back rub is applied to the back, sides and shoulders of the client. After application, the massage therapist will then work the product up through the entire length of the client’s body. This process of working the product up throughout the full length of the client’s body will also target specific pressure points, which makes it much more effective than other applications that use massage techniques such as kneading.
If you are focusing on the neck area, then a “neck rub” might be a good choice. Typically this type of massage is focused on relaxing the muscles and allowing for the release of stress. Some people enjoy this type of massage because it allows for greater freedom of movement. For example, if you are a freelancer who is often traveling, then having a neck rub at home will allow for a more relaxing experience when you arrive at your client’s location. It is also good for individuals who have just had a surgical procedure.
The variety of massage techniques offered by Miami based therapists is vast. If you are interested in learning more about these various massage applications, then contact your local therapist today. We can provide you with a personal consultation to assess which type of massage you would like to have. We recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the massage therapy business from some of the top massage therapists in the business.