Sports Massage

Massage can be highly beneficial for those who regularly push the physical limits of their bodies through sports activities. Regardless of whether you're a professional athlete or an avid sports enthusiast, massage can help bring out your peak performance.

What sports massage can do for you

  • Enhances sports performance
  • Speeds soft tissue recovery and rehabilitation  
  • Prevents future injuries
  • Decreases the intensity of delayed muscle soreness
  • Helps correct body mechanics
In general, sports massage falls into three primary categories: maintenance, event and clinical.

Maintenance massage occurs throughout the training season, as well as in off-season training, to help athletes stay free from injuries and maintain peak performance.

Event massage can occur before, during and after a sporting event and primarily concentrates on the muscles used in the sports activity. Massage can enhance performance before the event and speed recovery and decrease soreness after the event.

Clinical massage helps manage injuries - both chronic and acute - speeding up recovery and reducing down time.

The ITM Experience

At Integrative Therapeutic Massage, we work with a wide range of athletes and sports enthusiasts, but we maintain a strong focus on endurance athletes, namely runners and triathletes. We help them recover from events, manage injuries and maintain optimal performance throughout their training season.

Depending on an athlete's needs and goals, sessions may utilize Precision Neuromuscular Therapy techniques alongside those of Swedish massage and various stretching techniques. Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is particularly effective in facilitating the recovery of athletic injuries, such as muscle strains, tendonitis and other overuse injuries. In addition, Neuromuscular Therapy focuses on observing posture and movement to help identify other structural factors contributing to the pain problem.

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If requesting a same day appointment under a 3-hour window, please call for availability.

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