Novi Massage Therapy | Michigan Sports Massage

HOW MASSAGE THERAPY CAN HELP

Massage and Stretch Therapy for Injury Recovery

Chiropractors, sports trainers and physicians often refer individuals to us for treatment. The referral may follow an injury or may relate to lack of mobility or pain management. Others come to us after hearing testimonials from their friends, neighbors or family members. Below are some, but not all, of the issues we treat with our therapies.

Jumper’s Knee

Massage therapy helps relax thigh and calf muscles and helps improve blood flow to promote healing. Stretching and assisted strengthening techniques can be used to strengthen the quadriceps and enable maximize recovery.

Muscle Spasm

Massage can be the best, fastest and most natural way to provide relaxation and relief for muscle spasm. Used in conjunction with drug therapy, massage can help alleviate the symptoms of muscle spasm faster and more permanently.

Muscle Cramps

When a cramp is occurring, gentle massage and stretching can restore blood flow and help the muscle to relax by releasing knots and improving flexibility.

Lower Back Pain

Massage can reduce tightness in the muscles of the hips, legs, shoulders and neck—all of which can contribute to stress on the lower back area. Once the muscles begin to relax, the surrounding tissues and skeletal structures may begin to naturally move back to their natural state and facilitate proper healing.

Joint pain

Regardless of the cause behind joint pain, massage therapy can usually help reduce inflammation, stiffness and pain. Massage therapy techniques help alleviate the stress on the joints, flush out metabolic waste and restore blood flow, aiding the body’s own healing efforts.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

Myofascial release is an effective treatment for ITBS, commonly known as runner’s knee. Combined with proper stretching techniques, it helps relax the IT band and surrounding muscles. Soft tissue and friction massage can also improve blood flow to the area to speed healing.

Stiff neck

Massage therapy loosens tight muscles caused by stress or injury. This restores blood flow to the muscle tissue to promote healing. As muscles begin to relax, the surrounding tissues and skeletal structures gradually move back to their natural alignment.

Sciatica

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is often used for the treatment of sciatica. It helps lengthen shortened or spastic muscles, thereby improving weakened ligaments and building the muscle strength necessary to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.

“I have been going to Jeff since the spring of 2015. Having had multiple orthopedic surgeries and resulting soft tissue damage, I use his therapy to manage my pain. I cannot say enough good things about Jeff as a person, and as a therapist. I have been to other therapists over the years since a hip surgery gone wrong, and he is by far the best. I would highly recommend his services for any type of injury or trauma needs management. He will do his best to listen and work with you, giving you 100 percent. My only complaint is that I didn’t discover Tri-Covery sooner!”

– Jennifer O’Brien

Massage and Stretch Therapy for Active Men and Women

Whether you’re a casual jogger, a pro athlete or anything in between, massage and stretch therapy can help protect your body from injury, improve your performance and speed your recovery from workouts and injuries. Below are just some of the ways our therapies benefit athletes in different arenas.

Body Builders

Weight lifting puts a tremendous amount of stress on your entire body structure. With targeted massage therapy, your body will recover quicker and be less susceptible to injury.

Runners

An after-run massage helps your muscles recover from the workout, but pre-run massages can also be beneficial in loosening muscles and preventing injury. Massage is especially beneficial in speeding recovery from ITBS, plantar fasciitis and hamstring injuries.

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Tennis Players

The repetitive motions and quick pivots in action on the tennis court create specific stress points in the player’s body. Massage therapy and taping techniques can help prevent injury, and heal joints and muscle groups that take a beating on the court.

Massage For Golfers

Like tennis players, a golfer’s repetitive swing action can develop areas of muscle tightness and painful joints that can inhibit your game. Massage therapy helps golfers maintain their best swing.

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Hockey Players

Michigan is a big hockey state. Kids hit the ice and keep skating into adulthood. Coaches and parents are teaching players not to take their bodies for granted, to utilize the benefits that massage therapy can bring to their fitness level.

Football Players

Young football players are following the examples of the pros. High school and college level football players use some of the same massage therapists as the Detroit Lions at Tri-Covery.

Bicyclists

Bicyclists often require as much endurance as marathon runners. Massage therapy helps remove the toxins that build up in their muscles and keep them fit for the challenge.

Soccer Players

As soccer grows in popularity in the U.S., so do the injuries experienced by its players. Massage and stretch therapy can help prevent many of these injuries and support quicker healing when injuries do occur.

“As a casual athlete and amateur runner, triathlete and weight lifter, I found my body getting tighter and tighter over the years of training causing injuries and longer recovery times. I’ve tried deep tissue massage, chiropractic care, physical therapy, foam rolling, yoga/stretching with only minimal results. Tri-Covery has given me by far the best solution for my severe tightness and exercise related discomfort. The results are fast and pretty dramatic. I was almost ready to give up running until I started seeing Becky. Now I’m ready to sign up for my next half marathon. And that’s after only 3 sessions!”

– Amy Skitzki

TESTIMONIALS

  • “A great guy with healing hands and a kind heart – thanks so much Jeff for the many times you put me back together, helping me to extend my hockey career (Still playing at age 62).”

    Jerry M.
  • “I want to thank Jeff for being a positive and understanding force in my recovery from Back surgery. He also has helped me gain a love of exercise and messages. The kindness and patience I have received from Jeff has helped me understand how important it is to exercise and to keep fit. It is a work in progress and I am happy to be working with Jeff.”

    Kris S.
  • “You will never meet a more honest, caring, dedicated individual than Jeff Kong!”

    Penny S.
  • “I have been seeing Jeff now for several years, and I can say without any hesitation, that he is the finest massage therapist in the land. Not only is he skilled and knowledgeable, but he is also one of the nicest people you will ever come across. Jeff takes the time to access your needs and concerns, and then skillfully goes to work on your problem areas. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who desires massage therapy delivered in a relaxing, friendly and professional environment.”

    David S.
  • “Jeff’s expert knowledge of fitness, strengthening, and conditioning exercises really helped us get started on a simple in home program to help us stay fit and keep our weight in control. After only a couple of visits he was able to teach us dozens of routines that we could work on in our home without having to invest in any expensive equipment. Jeff is such a personable professional, he makes doing your exercises fun. Thanks to Jeff we now have more energy and feel our bodies are better toned! Also, his messages will do wonders for any tense muscles or stiffness you may be experiencing. If you want expert, personalized fitness training we highly recommend Tri-Covery Massage & Fitness.”

    Tom and Sandee D.
  • “I went to Jeff with a nagging shoulder pain. Jeff quickly identified what it was and how to help it to heal. Most importantly, he showed me stretches and exercises to help keep from injuring it again.”

    Jason L.
  • “As both an athlete and a personal trainer, I understand the benefits of sports massage first-hand. When my body needs a rejuvenating massage, I call Jeff. If a friend, family member or training client can benefit from sports massage, the only name I give them is Jeff Kong. Very few people have the combined skill set of athlete, trainer and massage therapist with a functional knowledge of the body like Jeff. I never hesitate to recommend him, and you shouldn’t hesitate to call him.”

    Tad M.
  • “I have been training with and getting massages from Jeff Kong for over 5 years. I have a chronic back condition that can be very difficult to deal with at times. He REALLY listens to what is going on and what areas need attention on any particular day. He uses any of the great variety of methods and techniques that he feels will help me that particular day. When I schedule a massage before a visit to my chiropractor, it greatly helps the ease of adjustment and relaxes my muscles so I have a better chance of STAYING aligned after my adjustment. He’s one of the BEST and I would and DO highly recommend him!”

    Ann R.
  • “I consistently am thanked for referring clients to Jeff and often hear him described as, “caring, intuitive, engaged professional, and the best”. For these reasons, Jeff continues to earn my massage therapy referrals. Thank you, Jeff”

    Benjamin W., MSPT
  • “Thank you, Jeff, for getting me through two marathons in two months!”

    Robin L.
  • Thank you, Becky Wilson, for getting me through the senior center CrossFit competition today. I could not have done it without you and Tri-Covery. You guys do amazing work!!!!!

    Darin K.
  • My daughter had a stretching session with Steve before her high school league meet. She PR’d in all of her events, made her 2 state cuts, dropped a ton of time and got All League! Thanks Steve!

    Mary K.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Steve Hodges

Steve Hodges
Recovery Therapist

TPI Certified (Titleist Performance Institute), Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. Golf specialist to help with injuries and deliver you the “perfect swing.

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