You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage. Our sports therapy class runs on Monday evenings between 5:30pm and 8:30pm and offer pre event treatments, post event care or maintenance massages.
½ hour treatment (Pre-event Massage)
Pre-event sports massage can be given 12 to 4 hours preceding an event to improve performance and help prevent injuries. It is used as a supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle tension prior to competition. It is normally a shorter treatment (approximately 20/30 minutes) than a regular conditioning massage, and focuses on warming-up the major muscles to be used, and getting the athlete in a good mental state for competition. It also improves tissue pliability, readying the athlete for top performance.
1 hour treatment (Post-event massage)
Post-event sports massage can be given after an event and is mainly concerned with recovery. It is geared toward reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with vigorous exercise. Recovery after competition involves not only tissue normalization and repair, but also general relaxation and mental calming. A treatment session is a longer treatment than the pre event (approximately 45/60 minutes in length)