We are excited to announce a another service at SERK specifically targeting cyclists – Chinese Sports Massage.
A cycling friend of ours (Dr. Hu) is also a leading medical massage doctor in Beijing. He has offered to provide deep tissue massage services for our customers on a weekly basis.
Sports massage can be an effective way to treat sports injuries and help prevent them.
Here is some info from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine on the benefits of massage :
Massage helps to prevent injury prior to participating in sports or exercise by taking warming up and stretching to a new level. Massage after participation helps return muscles and joints to a relaxed state, and can also treat the pain of minor sports related injuries common to any athlete after a game or match.
In addition to the treatment of sprains and strain, therapeutic massage can be used to relax trigger points. Trigger points are a kind of sports injury. Trigger points are not bruises. They are commonly described as “knots” or points of tension. They are painful when touched, and this pain often radiates to other areas of the body. Sports massage can unwind these knots, and relax the trigger points.
Chinese Sports Medicine
Much as there has become a practice in allopathic healthcare known as Sports Medicine, there is a branch of TCM that could be considered a kind of “Chinese Sports Medicine”. The practice involves the use of Tui Na soft tissue massage, acupuncture, and the full range of TCM modalities, specifically for the treatment and prevention of sports related injuries. China has an “athletic” tradition that reaches back as far into antiquity as traditional Chinese medicine – the Martial Arts. Since much of the true Master’s of the martial arts prowess depends on his or her ability to control and focus Qi, it is only logical that TCM would have developed modalities to specifically treat injuries related to the martial arts. In fact, in ancient China many Monks and other Martial Arts Masters were also “doctors,” sought out for their skills in the healing arts.
Doctor Hu studied under Chinese Internal Massage master – Zhou Xinwen. He specializes in various kinds of massage methods and treatment. He was also taught by Professor Shi Yinyu, the successor of the well known Shi’s orthopaedics Clinic in Shanghai. He has experience in treating different orthopaedics illness. He co-authored the books ” Massage treatment Methods” and “Practical Chinese Massage”.
His specialties include sports rehabilitation and trauma treatments, massage treating of cervical and lumbar spine degeneration, joint degeneration, and osteoporosis treatment by Chinese medicine.
Doctor Hu will be initially available at SERK on Monday mornings for appointments.
To book please contacts us on firstname.lastname@example.org.