Sports MassageWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
What is Sports Massage? Rapidly gaining in popularity, Sports Massage is a massage technique that utilizes a system of movements including gliding, compressings, stretching, and other innovations. Sprots massage primarily focuses on management, maniputaion and rehabilitation of body's soft tissues.
Known for improving training, injury prevention, enhanced self awareness and performance, Sports Massage improves blood circulation which allows athletes to train more efficaciously. Additionally, Sport Massage is a natural antioxidant as it helps to remove waste products and refurbishes tissues with essential nutrients in help in healing. By using sports massage, deep tissue damage and imbalances can be detected earlier and possibly corrected before an injury ensues.
Sports massage is popularly used prior to sporting events as it can stimulate circulation, relieve stress and assist an athlete to perform in peak physical condition. To learn more about sports massage, or if you are interested in becoming a sports massage therapist, please feel free to peruse our sports massage, massage therapy schools and massage schools' directories for a school offering sports massage programs today at Holistic Junction!
The Westin Chicago River North Opens Health Club to Local MembershipWritten by Pam Vreeland
CHICAGO (July 2005) – The Westin Chicago River North, located on bank of Chicago River in heart of business and theater district, announced that it is now offering local memberships to its WestinWORKOUT Powered by Reebok® health club. Featuring a comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, fitness center also provides personal training service, which is included in price of membership, according to Marketing Manager Pam Vreeland. Members are treated to latest in fitness features at impressive new health club, which includes personal flat screen TVs, digital music and pre-planned workouts. Equipment at health club includes Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical trainers, stairmasters, recumbent cycles, upright cycles, eight stations of strength equipment, and dumbbells. In addition, Reebok Core training equipment, including exercise balls, ab roller, and balance board are available. Certified personal trainers also are on hand to provide health assessments, nutrition guidelines and individualized programs to ensure that workouts are safe, efficient and effective. Additionally, WestinWORKOUT Runner’s World Maps, which outline nearby recommended three- and five-mile jogging/walking/bicycle routes, also are provided to members. Other membership benefits include freshly laundered exercise attire (shirts, shorts and socks), full towel service, permanent private lockers, showers, and dry heat saunas. An array of grooming products and appliances are also available for members, and this includes shampoo, lotion, hair styling products, deodorant, mouthwash, shaving cream, razors, hair dryers and curling irons. Members also have access to professional massage therapy at hotel. Among services offered are The Westin Well-Being Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Westin WORKOUT Sports Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Custom Well-Being Massage, and Head, Shoulders and Back Massage. For information about memberships to hotel’s WestinWORKOUT Powered by Reebok health club, call (312) 744-1900, ext. 41. The health club is open from 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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