What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports Massage focuses on soft tissues with an emphasis to get the muscles and other tissues in better condition for pre and post: exercise, events and competitions.
Effleurage and Light Compression warms the muscles and prepares them for deeper strokes and stretches
Petrissage - muscle kneading with firmer pressure
Stripping muscles is a deep, focused pressure to smooth muscles fibers adhering to other tissues (“knots”). Deep pressure is used but adjusted to the client’s tolerance.
Circular Friction and Trigger Point are additional deep techniques to address sensitive areas
Stretching is essential to improve one’s range of motion
Tapotement involves tapping or percussion to tone and re-energize the muscles