Zen Serenity Spa Caters to Pickleball Players with Targeted Massage Therapy

Pickleball Players Can Now Get Targeted Massage Therapy at Zen Serenity SpaSubmitted Image

PHILADELPHIA, PA — With pickleball surging in popularity, Zen Serenity Spa aims to help players stay pain-free and active. The spa, located at 12353 Academy Road in Philadelphia, offers specialized massage therapies tailored for pickleball enthusiasts.

Pickleball, the fastest-growing recreational sport in the U.S., now boasts over 13 million players, according to the 2024 Sports & Fitness Industry Association. However, as the sport’s appeal grows, so do the injuries among its predominantly older participants. Zen Serenity Spa steps in to address these concerns with a targeted massage program.

Xu Zheng, licensed massage therapist and co-owner of Zen Serenity, emphasized the importance of injury prevention. “When playing pickleball, you want to serve up smashing good times, not injuries,” Zheng said. “With its quick movements and repetitive motions, pickleball can lead to various injuries if players do not take appropriate care of their bodies.”

Common Injuries and Massage Benefits

Zen Serenity’s massage therapy focuses on alleviating common pickleball injuries:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries: Techniques like myofascial release reduce inflammation and promote muscle relaxation.
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Deep tissue massage and cross-fiber friction break down scar tissue and reduce pain.
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis): Trigger point therapy relieves tendon tension and enhances healing.
  • Wrist Sprains: Lymphatic drainage reduces swelling; gentle stretching and massage restore mobility.
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee): Cross-fiber friction and deep tissue massage improve tendon flexibility and accelerate recovery.
  • Ankle Sprains: Massage reduces swelling and enhances ligament healing.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Deep tissue massage and myofascial release alleviate fascia tension and promote healing.
  • Lower Back Strain: Swedish massage and trigger point therapy relieve muscle tension and reduce pain.
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“Regular massage increases blood flow, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to muscles, thereby improving circulation and enhancing performance,” Zheng explained. “It also reduces muscle tightness and increases flexibility, which is critical for quick movements in pickleball.”

Zheng, a Penn State graduate trained under renowned Tui-Na masters in China, employs diverse techniques in his sessions. These include effleurage, petrissage, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, superficial friction, myofascial release, and lymphatic drainage.

Spa Services and Pricing

Zen Serenity offers massage treatments for pickleball players ranging from 30 to 120 minutes, priced between $59.99 and $239.99. The spa also provides various therapeutic treatments such as herbal steam therapy, infrared sauna, Himalayan salt room, detox foot bath, and LED therapy, available to both members and non-members.

As pickleball continues to grow, Zen Serenity Spa positions itself as a key player in helping athletes maintain their health and performance.

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