Sport and athletic event uses muscle groups in a different way. Sports massage therapists must be familiar with each muscle, the muscle groups and how they are affected by the specific movements and stresses of each sport. They also are trained in the appropriate uses of hydrotherapy and cryotherapy.
Traditional western (e.g. Swedish) massage is currently the most common approach used for conditioning programs. It is frequently supplemented by other massage therapy approaches including deep tissue massage, trigger point work, and acupressure. Some massage therapists have special training in sports massage and greater experience working with athletes
Sports massage therapy at our mississauga clinic is founded upon an intimate understanding of the structure and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. This is also known as sports therapy or therapeutic massage and is becoming increasing popular as more and more people are turning to natural healing.
Sport massage is one of the fastest growing forms of treatment for athletes to help prevent injuries and to enhance performance. The sports therapist applies a range of techniques including therapeutic soft tissue massage, gentle mobilization and stretching techniques to restore function to muscles and joints before, during and following sporting participation.
If you are interested in a sports massage, book an appointment now. Our Mississauga clinic has a unique approach to getting you to better health.