Massage for Cyclists

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Hello Riders:

Welcome to Aloha Dreaming Massage… Yes it is as good as it sounds.

In my years of massaging I have had a lot of cyclists come to me for pain relief and relaxation. It is always fun to meet people who have a sense of adventure and love to ride. Whether they are pros or amateurs, they always appreciate a bit of relief from sore or over-worked muscles. When an athlete or cyclist comes to me, I tune into problem areas, what they are looking for and where they are headed next. The pressure depends on what is happening in their body and how soon, far and hard they wish to push themselves on their next ride.

The beauty of the type of massage that I do (Hawaiian Lomi Lomi) is that it gradually releases muscle tension and improves circulation. Improving circulation to the muscles promotes healing and facilitates quicker recovery times. I also incorporate stretches that help prevent injury and increase mobility. The longer rhythmic movements of this massage, helps to relax muscles while relieving the knots. It’s kind of like peeling an onion. As I focus on working a muscle where I find tension, it will automatically contract. Instead of pushing through it, I gently apply pressure, and then leave it to recover for a moment while I focus on another area of the body. When I come back to that spot and work it again, the muscle has had time to calm down a bit, making it easier for it to release and lengthen. This method is less abrupt and allows the body time to recover from deeper work more quickly.

Some of the benefits of Lomi Lomi Massage:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Better lymph movement
  • Dissipates lactic acid in muscles
  • Increased mobility and range of motion of joints
  • Stimulates or soothes nervous system
  • Relief of acute and chronic pain
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced swelling
  • General relaxation

Conditions that can be helped by Lomi Lomi Massage

  • Strains and sprains
  • Muscle problems
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Depression and anxiety

I am located about 40 minutes from Blue Derby in Binlaong Bay, the start of the “Bay of Fires.” I am available by appointment for individual massages. My schedule is pretty flexible but I do ask for a bit of notice if you’re heading my way. I will consider coming to Derby if there is a group of riders and you have a space to set up a table. Compensation for travel and a minimum charge is required. Please call for more details.

I hope to see you soon,

Michelle aka “Mickie”

Ph: 0428 223 271

michelle@gokhalemethod.com

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