Sports & Deep Tissue Massage
This massage is ideal to:
- Treat injuries and prevent injuries and sprains
- Speed up recovery
- Improved performance
- Increase fitness
- Better flexibility and endurance
It is often the preferred massage for professional athletes, or if you’re involved in a regular sports activity as a hobby - such as running, cycling, golf, basketball, and more.
WHAT IT CAN HELP WITH
At all stages of competitive sports, and serious enthusiasts, massage can help you with pre-performance, post-performance, and ongoing maintenance.
Faster recovery and repair
Massage encourages lymphatic drainage of swelling and waste products. It also helps to heal scar tissue. A research study by Science Translational Medicine has found that your body has it’s own ways to repair by reducing inflammation and helping your cells recover. Massage kickstarts the healing process.
The research study found that a group of people who had their legs massaged produced 30% more of a gene that helps muscle cells build mitochondria - the ‘engines’ that transform a cell’s food into energy.
Better state of mind
Sports performance can also be affected by how your stress levels, how well you sleep, and your general well-being. The body is only as strong as the mind.
Sports & Deep Tissue Massage can clear your mind and help you focus - which can make all the difference in a competitive sport.
Improved flexibility, strength, and coordination
As a professional athlete or part of a competitive sport, you’d know how easy it is to over train. After all, practice makes perfect right? So you train as much as possible, even over-training. Your muscles protest by seizing up, tightening, and causing you pain which restricts how well you move.
Massage can ease the muscle tension caused by over training. It’ll help get your blood and lymph fluids flowing better to give you more flexibility, strength, and coordination.
Sports & Deep Tissue Massage before a performance, after a performance, and for ongoing maintenance, can pick up any potential injuries. We create treatment plans based on your personal situation - and your sport. So we spend your time - and ours - more effectively by working on the areas of your body that are more likely to get injured in your specific sport.
What you may feel after a session
It’s different for every person, though it’s common to feel any combination of:
- More energy (for pre-performance treatments)
- A clearer mind
- Relief from muscle or joint pain
- Better circulation, flexibility, coordination, and strength
- Tired and relaxed (for post-performance treatments)
- More peaceful sleep
We use a range of massage techniques applied to your comfort level, tailored to the demands of your sport, and your situation. Techniques may include:
- Trigger point therapy
- Direct and indirect myofascial techniques (‘fascia’ means connective tissue)
- Efferage (skim, light touch before deeper tissue work)
- Palpations (using touch and feeling to assess your muscles)
- Deep tissue massage
- Dry needling
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.
Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
We have a special interest in sports massage, and do research on all the latest techniques on how to improve performance in the specific sports our clients are involved in.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Check out our FAQs for answers to the most common question about our sport massage and deep tissue massage service.
Sports Massage Service
- Tailored to the demands of your sport
- Qualified professional massage therapist
- Boosts performance and speeds recovery
- Affordable treatment packages available
Ive always had shoulder and back pain due to hard laborious work, I went and saw Glenn and in a few session not only had he figured out what was the cause but the pain and tension had lessened with every session after. - Steve. Tarneit