If you are an athlete preparing in the pre season, training through mid season or repairing post season, a Sports Massage is the right service for you.
Your Sport Massage appointment will begin with a short but in-depth assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what your passion is and how you want to improve, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. During your assessment, expect to answer questions regarding your health history including injuries and surgeries, leisure activities, work routines, areas of concern, and pain levels. These questions help the massage therapist align their treatment plan with your specific goals.
Your massage therapist will then leave the room – allowing you to undress to your personal comfort level and cover yourself on the massage table. Make sure to communicate with your therapist throughout your massage. If you are uncomfortable in any way, do not hesitate to let your therapist know.
The primary modalities your therapist will choose to incorporate are: Deep Pressure Techniques, Tapotement, Active Myofascial Release, Passive Myofascial Release, and Remedial Exercises. They may also provide pre or post event sport “K” taping. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat as needed.
In addition, make sure to eat a couple of hours before your massage – and not right before. Drinking water leading up to and after your appointment is also a good idea. Consider rescheduling if you have certain skin irritations on the day of or if you have a fever.