Sports Massage is a specialized massage that caters to athletes that are in training, post event and for general maintenance of the muscle tissues to enhance performance and reduce injury.
Massage for Runners, Tri-Athletes, Sports, Body Builders and just very active people who place heavy demands on their bodies wether it is Hiking a mountain, Dancing, or Surfing, Massage helps prevent injury by keeping the muscle tissue and connective tissue free from adhesions, supple and flexible. It helps to remove trigger points from the muscle tissue that shortens the muscle length, thereby placing more stress on the tendons and joints.
some of the most common injuries we treat are:
But our goal is to prevent injury by doing regular monthly maintenance while you are training to Prevent injury in the first place; thereby allowing you to strengthen, increase flexibility, decrease stress on the joints and improve overall strength, stamina and endurance.
The benefits of sports massage are to help improve circulation, rebalance the body’s musculoskeletal system, loosen tight muscles and reduce stress on joints. All of these factors will directly improve the ability to train at a high level, thereby improving performance.
What is the difference between a sports massage and a massage at a spa?
There are many differences in sports massage and a massage at the spa. A good sports massage therapist will be familiar with the movements and muscles involved in a particular sport and will focus the massage on the areas that need the most work. Often times, the massage will not be a “full body” massage but may focus on the lower or upper extremities. Also, some of the therapies used in sports massage can be somewhat uncomfortable at times. These techniques are used to repair injured muscles and help promote the healing process.