Massage Therapist or Masseuse: Which One Do You Need?

Sport Massage

Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Whether you’re a professional athlete, a dedicated enthusiast, or a weekend warrior, getting the right kind of treatment before and after an event can mean the difference between a performance boost and a devastating injury.

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45 min

What to expect during your Sport Massage appointment:

If you’re an athlete preparing in the pre-season, training through the mid-season, or repairing in the post-season, a Sport Massage is the right service for you.

Your treatment will begin with an in-depth assessment which may include ROM and orthopeadic testing. Your massage therapist will go over your health history and any issues you want to address. Discuss your particular sport’s training regimen and your personal goals with the therapist at this time. This will allow them to tailor the treatment to your specific needs and focus on areas of the body that may need extra attention. You may or may not be asked to undress depending on the treatment plan.

The modalities your therapist will primarily use are deep tissue techniques, and active and passive myofascial release but this may vary depending on whether you are pre or post event. Pre event massage uses fast paced techniques to invigorate the muscles to improve performance. Post event massage can aid recovery and reduce soreness through flushing techniques. You may also receive sport taping.

You may feel some discomfort or tenderness during a deep tissue massage, especially if you have areas of tension or tightness in your muscles. It is important to maintain a dialogue on your comfort levels so your therapist can make adjustments with the pressure and techniques being utilized. Please understand that not all issues require deep tissue work or prolonged deep pressure. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.

After the massage, you may feel relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s important to drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins that were released during the massage. Your therapist may also provide you with some aftercare advice, such as remedial exercises, stretching or self-massage techniques to help facilitate your rehabilitation and progress. A return date for your treatment plan will also be suggested to keep you on track.

Other things you should know about your Sport Massage appointment:

If you’re planning on getting a Sport Massage, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  1. Arrive early: It’s a good idea to arrive a few minutes early to your appointment. This will give you time to fill out any necessary paperwork and get settled in before your treatment begins.
  2. Avoid heavy meals: A full stomach can make it harder for you to relax and may interfere with the treatment. However, an empty stomach can leave you light headed. Try to eat a light meal an hour or two before your appointment.
  3. Drink plenty of water: It’s important to stay hydrated before and after your treatment. Drinking plenty of water can help flush out any toxins released and help prevent soreness.
  4. Dress appropriately: Depending on the type of treatment you have scheduled, you may or may not need to undress to some extent. It’s best to wear loose fitting or “athletic” clothing that you are able to move freely in. Your therapist will instruct you on what should be removed to facilitate the best possible treatment. Always undress to your personal comfort level.
  5. Communicate with your therapist: During your appointment, make sure to keep an open dialogue regarding any discomfort or areas of tension you are experiencing. This will help them make adjustments as needed to ensure that you are getting the most benefit from your treatment.
  6. Take it easy after your appointment: It is important to give your body time to rest and recover after treatment. Avoid intense physical activity or exercise immediately after your treatment and allow your body time to relax and recover.
  7. Follow any post-treatment instructions: Your therapist may provide you with specific instructions or stretches to do after the treatment to help with recovery. It is important to follow these instructions to get the greatest overall benefit.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or in dire need of a new workout recovery method, our experienced and registered massage therapists are ready to guide your path toward success.

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury or in dire need of a new workout recovery method, our experienced and registered massage therapists are ready to guide your path toward success.

History of Sport Massage:

The history of Therapeutic Massage dates as far back as the Ancient Chinese, Ancient Egyptians, and India. However, Sport Massage has become far more prevalent as we learn how beneficial it can be for athletes striving to be at the top of their game.

It is a more focused type of massage therapy distinctly designed with the athletes goals and specific sport in mind.


Frequently Asked Question


Sports massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on addressing the specific needs of athletes and active individuals. It typically involves deeper pressure and more vigorous techniques than other types of massage, with the goal of promoting relaxation, reducing muscle tension, and improving overall performance.

Sports massage can provide numerous benefits for athletes and active individuals, including reducing muscle soreness and tension, improving flexibility and range of motion, promoting faster recovery from injury or exercise, and enhancing overall performance.

Sports massage is beneficial for athletes and active individuals of all levels, from recreational to professional. It can be especially helpful for those who engage in high-intensity or endurance activities, as well as those recovering from injuries or looking to prevent them.

While sports massage can involve deeper pressure and more intense techniques than other types of massage, it should not be painful. It is important to communicate with your therapist throughout the session and let them know if you are experiencing any discomfort or pain.

The frequency of sports massage sessions will depend on your individual needs and goals. Some athletes may benefit from weekly or bi-weekly massages, while others may only need a massage once a month. Your therapist can work with you to determine the best frequency of sessions based on your individual needs and goals.