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The Massage Technique That Help An NFL's pulled hamstring

Updated: Jun 22, 2023


Football Player

The Massage Technique That Help An NFL's pulled hamstring

By Melissa McCutcheon, LMT


History

He explained to me he had pulled his hamstring in a game about 2 weeks ago.

He had been doing PT and seeing the NFL's massage therapist, but things weren't going well. He thought they might sideline him for the rest of the season.


The Technique

I called this technique the hammy chisel.

I would find scar tissue that needed to be broken up, then using my elbow to dig deep into the tissue, I would sliding my elbow back and forth ever so slightly to break the scar tissue up.


Education

He was already still seeing the NFL's Physical Therapist, so as not to over- treat him, he did not do any extra at- home stretches, etc.


The Results

Great! Each massage his hamstring got better and better. After 6 weeks he was back playing.


Invitation

If you are having issues with your hamstrings and would like to experience the hammy chisel, call Melissa's Mobile Massage at 256-701-7870.


Disclaimer

What works for one person is not guaranteed to work for everyone.

That is why Melissa's Mobile Massage customizes her client's massage sessions.

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