Sports Massage

30 minutes: $65

45 minutes: $75

60 minutes $95

90 minutes $135

Although, sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training; it is not only used for athletes.

Anyone can benefit from a sports massage. If you have an injury, chronic pain or restricted range of motion, then sports massage can be beneficial for you.

Generally, I will concentrate on a specific problem area. Sore neck and shoulders, lower back pain, tightness in your calf muscle etc.

A sports massage will help with the prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

What to expect during Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a type of Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids. I generally use a range of technique which is totally dependent of the person themselves, each person is different and will respond differently.

Before the massage I will ask you to fill in a form so that I can get your history, this enables me to taylor your massage to suit you, it also depend on the amount of time you have booked, if it is only 30 minutes, then I will generally only work on the specific issue, with a 1 hour treatment I can then incorporate other trigger areas.

Without going into the technical terms of the massage techniques themselves; as a sports massage therapist I will use the following techniques:

  • Warming, stretching and relaxing massage movements into the muscle (Effleurage)
  • Kneading of the muscles and the use of Trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion.
  • I also use Acupressure points; which are the same points used in Acupuncture, to aide in the release of tension in the muscle.
  • Myofasical release to reduce muscular shortness and tightness through slowly working the fascia (connective tissue).

 

Sports Massage treatments

  • Pre-event sports massage: A short, stimulating massage 15 - 45 minutes before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion.

  • Post-event sports massage:  Given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body's tissues.

  • Restorative sports massage: Given during training to allow the athelete to train harder and with less injury.

  • Rehabilitative sports massage: Aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to optimal condition.
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