A sports massage system developed by the Soviet Union to optimize functional and athletic potential of Olympic athletes by helping increase strength, endurance, muscular power and contractibility without causing injury or soft tissue damage.
All techniques are absolutely painless and incorporate specific manual techniques, sequencing and timing to maximize neuro-muscular potential in the athlete.
The movements and techniques involve slower and softer motion that simulates the beneficial effects of vigorous exercise without hurting or damaging the body. The use of effleurage friction generates heat within the body and combined with vibration eases muscle aches and pain, stiffness, increases oxygen carbon dioxide exchange and ramps-up lymphatic flow. The petrissage techniques help to strengthen muscle groups, stimulate mitochondrial activity and bolster tissue re-generation.