SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports massage is designed for those needing more attention to specific areas. Targeted techniques focuses on the deepest layers of muscle, tendon, and fascia which is designed to release common pain and strain after an intensive workout or sports. It provides relief for sore muscles, increases flexibility, and addresses issues stemming from overuse, physical activity, and muscle strain.
CERTIFIED SPORTS MASSAGE INJURY (ADVANCE) THERAPIST
INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION CERTIFIED (IASTM-OMT)
OUR ADVANCE TECHNIQUES:
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE | IASTM | TRIGGER POINT THERAPY (TrPT) | MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE (MET) | SOFT TISSUE RELEASE (STR)
Sports massage is extremely effective and necessary to promote muscle recovery and to prevent injury. Apart from a Corrective Exercise Specialist, I am also a Certified Sports Injury Massage Therapist that employs science-based deep tissue massage and IASTM techniques and modalities, targeted to your specific anatomical and physiological needs. Basic musculoskeletal and biomechanical assessments helps me determine issues needed to be addressed. Sports Massage will not only be able to provide increased strength, speed and flexibility, but also improve biomechanical efficiency and decrease the potential for injury. Your rehabilitation, fitness goal and performance will be optimized by integrating my bullet proof corrective exercise program with advance deep tissue massage and stretching techniques. It is also good for people both athletes and non-athletes with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.
SPORTS MASSAGE IS ALSO EFFECTIVE TO HELP RELIEVE AND PROMOTE HEALING FOR COMMON PAIN & SPORTS INJURIES SUCH AS
Pain or injury at the hip girdle such as tendinitis and muscle strain at the glutes, IT band and hip flexors
Pain along the spine such as at the back, lower back and stiff neck
Patella pain syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, strained muscles at the quads, hamstring, calves and shin splint.
Shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, strained biceps & triceps and forearms.
Massage has been proven to relieve muscle & joint pain by promoting blood circulation, reducing muscle and fascia tension and releasing lactic acid build up from exercise and repetitive movements
What is the difference between sports massage and other massage?
Sports massage is exactly what it is – a massage that treats and addresses the deep intrinsic tissues and muscles that are often over worked due to sports, repetitive movement, or from bad posture. I employ deep tissue massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), advance soft tissue release techniques, METs and trigger point therapy to maximize your treatment’s effectiveness. Other massages are mostly for relaxation purposes that massages the superficial muscle.
Will it hurt?
It may be uncomfortable if it was your first time but like any exercise, it is advised to start progressively. We will reduce the pressure according to your tolerance and will slowly work our way up as you progress. You will slowly learn to enjoy it. Trust me!
What should I wear?
Deep tissue massage is oil based massage, thus you may be required to remove your clothes (depending on the area). It is best you come with lose shorts and t-shirt. If you are a female, wear a standard bra and not a sports bra. Everything is conducted professionally and your privacy is safe guarded.
What makes your massage therapy different?
Apart from being a Certified Sports Injury Massage Therapist, I am also a certified trainer with injury prevention, biomechanics and corrective exercise background. I am able to go beyond what traditional sports massage can offer such as advance mobilization and strengthening.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes. It is best you arrange an appointment with us at least 2-3 working days ahead, to avoid any disappointments.
Will my injuries heal immediately?
This is NOT a miracle treatment. Massage is only one part of injury management. Incorporating proper stretches, exercises and diet with deep tissue massage is the most optimum way of addressing your injury – and your body needs time to heal and strengthen. However, most people will feel some form of relieve almost immediately after treatment.
Deep tissue massage is not recommended for the following:
– Expecting mothers
– Acute injuries (fresh injuries)
– If you’re sick (flu, cold, fever, etc.)