You don’t have to be an Olympic Athlete to benefit from sports massage.
Sports massage addresses the particular needs of athletes and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events, as well as for off-season, pre-season and post-season training.
The purpose of sports massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Sports massage can combine a range of massage techniques ranging from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Facilitated Stretching. Although designed for athletes, sports massage is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues, whether you are a recreational golfer or tennis player or weekend gardener or jogger.
Benefits of Sports Massage
For athletes the most important benefits of sports massage are:
- enhanced performance
- faster workout recovery
- fewer injuries plus faster recovery from injury
- restored flexibility and range of motion
- removal of lactic acid build-up
- extending the life of your athletic career
- reducing feelings of stress
- maintaining the body in better condition.
Whatever your sport and whatever your level of participation, we can tailor our massage treatments to suit your needs at all stages of your training. A sports massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem ie. a sore knee from running, frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring. The massage therapist will generally focus in on the problem area rather than give you a thorough full-body massage.