May Spa Specials

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The Race to the Spa is On!

Training for Soldier Field 10?  Chicago Triathlon?  Terrapin 5K?  Chicago Marathon?  Whether you’re prepping for a race or just running/swimming/cycling for exercise, don’t let muscle soreness or fatigue get in the way of keeping your training on track.

Buy three 60-minute massages of your choice for only $219. Plus, we’ll use a pain-relieving formula in your services to enhance the effects of your massage.

Your next massage is just as important as your next workout!

Package available for purchase May 1-31 and will expire one year from date of purchase. No two discounts apply. For more information, visit the Front Desk or book Spa services online here.

 

When To Get A Sports Massage 

People often ask about the differences between various massage modalities so that they may choose the service that best suits their immediate need.  One of the most common questions is “what is the difference between a sports massage and a deep tissue massage?”  We figured we’d help remove the guesswork for you when deciding.

Top 3 reasons to get a sports massage:

  1. You have a chronic pain from a specific athletic activity – Whether you’re a swimmer, cyclist, runner or lifter, over time and with age, pain from over/mis-use of muscles can result in muscle scar tissue that impedes mobility and flexibility.  Sports massage on specific targeted muscle groups will help to break up adhesions caused by repetitive use. Range of motion exercises, stretching and Swedish/deep tissue massage are all utilized during sports massage sessions for chronic pain.
  2. You’re training for a race or athletic event – While you’re logging miles for your upcoming event, your body needs stretching and flushing of lactic acid.  Muscle soreness, particularly in the quads, hamstrings, glutes and hips is common.  Regular sports massage will help keep you limber and reduce muscle and joint discomfort.
  3. You’ve just completed a race – In the hours and days after your event, your body will go through a series of recovery stages.  Immediately after the race, having a therapist perform a “sports flush” and some light stretching movements will speed your recovery time.  In the following days, massage will help ease the aches, pains and stiffness and is your reward for your athletic investment.

For most clients during the intake with your therapist, you and he/she can determine what service is best for you.  Often times a therapist will employ several different techniques into his or her massage so that you reap the maximum benefit.  Ask your spa therapist today if sports massage is right for you.

Book a sports massage online at www.ffc.com/spa.