Being an athlete means pushing yourself harder than most people. And that means having a sports massage therapist that you can trust to keep you moving like a champion.
How I help you with sports massage therapy.
If deep tissue massage has come to mean “I press really hard”, then sports massage very often gets simplified to “I press really hard where it hurts”.
Actually, sports massage varies widely depending on when you get it. There are three general time frames during which you can get a sports massage.
- Before an athletic event,
- After that event,
- During your training periods.
What is the benefit of sports massage to YOU?
Knowing what to do when so that you can always train and compete at your best is the key to an effective sports massage.
You and I will work on one thing if a recurring pain is dragging down your workouts. We focus on something different if lack of flexibility is keeping you from reaching your training goals. And we don’t add trouble to your event preparation by overdoing something two days before your next race.
Why come to me for sports massage?
If I was going to simplify the definition of sports massage I would say it’s a combination of the appropriate technique applied at the right time.
Sometimes the single smartest sports massage technique is leaving something alone. An athlete trains between that state of maximum performance & endurance, and over-extension & injury. A good sports massage respects those same boundaries.
I worked for twelve years on the resident massage team at the IRONMAN Lake Placid. I understand the place of sports massage throughout the cycle of training, performance and recovery.
Training for better sports massage.
- Sports Massage, Dr. Myke Hungerford
- Orthopedic Assessment, Whitney Lowe of the Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute (OMERI)
- Active-Isolated Stretching, Bo Walker
- Trigger Point Therapy, Beth Paris
- Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Dr. Erik Dalton of the Freedom From Pain Institute
- Variable Force Deep Tissue, Dr. James Macie
- Neuromuscular Therapy for the Neck, Shoulder Girdle, & Pelvis, Bo Walker