Sports massage to us is deep tissue massage with a functional application, adapted to your activities. Our sports services can enhance your performance and help you recover from fatigue or chronic injuries that might be slowing you down.
Our practitioners have worked with athletes at the highest levels of competition including Olympic, professional and collegiate athletes, high school athletes, performing artists and weekend warriors. Each session is individualized to your specific needs and is a great benefit for:
- Running and marathon training
- Triathlon training and cycling
- Competitive Athletes (Hockey, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Volleyball, Basketball)
- Yoga practice advancement
- Recovering from high intensity work-outs (CrossFit, Barre, Circuits, Powerlifting)
Frequently Asked Questions
How is sports massage different? The basic techniques in sports massage can be the same as other forms of therapeutic massager although it requires more skill, anatomical knowledge and purpose. Deep muscle therapy is often used. Techniques may be used to break down adhesions and soften scar tissue. Sports massage is designed to reduce the risk of an injury or enact the body’s healing response to treat injuries. It can provide more flexibility and mobility, relieving pain and potentially improving performance.
Does sports massage hurt? Deeper muscle work can provide deeper impact but can also border on uncomfortable when working on problem areas. The massage should never be so painful that it causes the patient to tighten up or tense with pain. This would be of little benefit as the therapist is working against the body. Some soreness may result for 1-3 days after treatment from the deeper pressure – but like a good workout you’ll feel the benefit.
How should I prepare for a sports massage? Know any specific areas you’ll want to have treated. Decide if you want to address the whole body with focus on an area, or just want to focus strictly on one area. Consider whether or not you think you will prefer to try some light stretching to further increase the effectiveness of the treatment. If stretching is desired, bring a pair of compression shorts that afford you modesty and comfort when stretching.
What is the environment of a sports massage treatment at Function? A warm, professional and relaxing space. Much like a normal massage studio but a little more bright and modern. Draping is always used (unless clothed) and your personal privacy is always maintained. Compression shorts and sports bras can be worn to allow sports treatment without the draping.