Sports Massage

Generally speaking this type of massage is geared to athletes. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare, maintain and recover our bodies from athletic workouts. Covering all these intents means that this type of massage will be differently created each session and for each person depending on:

Timing: pre-event or post-event; during recovery; during a maintenance period or rehabilitation

Technique to achieve a specific goal: effleurage, friction, pettrisage, vibration, shaking, compression, broadening strokes, direct pressure, cross-fiber friction, range of motion, and stretching

Intent: Which is the reason for the treatment? warm-up, increasing blood flow, stimulate neurological pathways, aid recovery from exertion, increase flexibility, improve strength, or improve posture.