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Sports massage therapy is a type of massage that is specifically designed for athletes and active individuals. It focuses on preventing and treating injuries, enhancing performance, and relieving muscle tension and soreness.
During a sports massage therapy session, you can expect to be asked about your medical history and any injuries or areas of concern. You will then be asked to undress to your comfort level and lie on a massage table. The therapist will use a variety of techniques, including deep tissue massage, stretching, and joint mobilization, to address your specific needs and goals.
Sports massage therapy can be uncomfortable at times, but it should not be painful. The therapist will work within your comfort level and communicate with you throughout the session to ensure that you are not experiencing any undue discomfort.
Sports massage therapy is generally safe for most individuals, but there are some conditions that may make it inappropriate. You should consult with your doctor before receiving sports massage therapy if you have any medical conditions or concerns. Your sports massage therapist can also help you determine whether sports massage therapy is right for you.
Sports massage uses techniques that are specifically geared towards athletes and individuals who engage in regular physical activity. It is more focused on preventing and treating injuries, improving performance, and aiding in recovery, whereas regular massage is more focused on relaxation and stress relief.
Sports massage therapy can help prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility and range of motion, enhance athletic performance, reduce muscle soreness and tension, and promote relaxation and stress relief.
I am a licensed massage therapist with specialized training in sports massage therapy. I have completed a minimum of 500 hours of massage therapy education and have additional training in anatomy, kinesiology, and sports science.