Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage therapy is a popular form of treatment which consists of manipulation of soft tissue of the body focusing on areas that are specific to the athlete’s sport/activity. It can be used pre-event for preparation in order to warm the tissues up and ‘awaken’ them. Post-event massage is used for recovery, and can be performed immediately after your event/activity, or up to a few days after. Sports massage is also often used in the middle of an event or sport if any issues arise, such as cramping or any number of injuries in order to get the athlete back out there.
Many people schedule sports massages regularly throughout their training routines in order to help with the ‘wear and tear’ on their body. It uses various techniques in order to decrease muscle pain and improve recovery, as well as improve overall range of motion and flexibility/mobility. It is very beneficial in keeping your tissues and fascia loose, performing at their optimal condition in order to help the athlete reach their goals. Regular sports massage is also highly beneficial at reducing the risk of any injuries that could arise from over-training.
Whatever your needs, sports massage is beneficial for people of all activity levels, from elite professionals, weekend warriors, or recreational athletes.
Sports Massage Therapy is specifically tailored to an individual’s needs. All Performance Bodywork therapists are highly experienced in deep tissue techniques, and it is one of our primary specialties.