02 May What is sports massage?
At Massago, we pride ourselves on providing a variety of massage types to ensure we help you achieve your goals. If you’re an athlete or weekend warrior, keep reading to learn about a massage that should be part of your game plan!
Designed for athletes and active individuals, sports massage is a type of therapeutic massage that helps prevent injury, aid in recovery and even improve performance. It combines targeted deep tissue techniques, stretching and different types of manual releases for a therapeutic—not necessarily relaxing—treatment.
Preparing the body and mind for optimal performance, sports massages are helpful pre- or post-event, or in the case of injury or after some surgeries.
Types of sports massage
Pre-event: Sports massage is a great way to prepare the body for an upcoming athletic event like a game, workout or race. By warming up the muscles via massage beforehand, athletes can improve their range of motion, flexibility and muscle function to help them achieve optimal performance and avoid injury.
Post-event: You may have seen massage therapists set up at the end point of races or charity walks—and with good reason! A sports massage after an athletic event can help people recover more quickly by reducing inflammation and promoting healing, helping to flush any toxins out of the body.
Injury treatment: In the event of an injury or after surgery, a restorative or rehabilitative sports massage can help speed up recovery, increase range of motion and reduce pain.
Like other massage types, sports massages can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an individual, no matter their goals.
How to book a sports massage near you
Sports massage is one of four massage types offered by Massago. Learn more about our deep tissue, prenatal and Swedish massages in our previous blog posts.
If you’re interested in trying a sports massage, we make it easy to book an appointment with one of our RMTs. Simply enter your address into our booking platform and your massage will come to you! If you have questions, one of our team members is happy to help.
Download Massago today to find a registered massage therapist near you, right at your fingertips.