Sports Massage

Sports Massage Therapy - Highland, St.Paul, Burnsville Minnesota
As an athlete, you can derive significant health and performance benefits from receiving regular sports massage therapy.  What sets it apart from traditional massage is its emphasis on injury prevention.
Administered before physical activity, it can help protect against pain and injuries while boosting performance. While sports massage is popular among athletes, you certainly don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits

A sports massage session is usually administered like a Swedish massage session, with the client undressed and covered with a sheet on a massage table, the skin lubricated with oil. Tissues will be warmed using Swedish techniques after which the two key strokes, compression and direct pressure, are emphasized. Stretching the client’s body is common as well as the client actively contracting and relaxing isolated muscle groups while the therapist does compression glides.

Typically the session lasts half an hour to 1 hour. The entire body is worked on unless there is a specific complaint that requires more attention. Pressure is generally deep and soreness can occur.

Physical Benefits of Sports Massage

The physical benefits of sports massage therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Improved blood flow and nutrient delivery to your muscles
  • Efficient clearing of harmful metabolic byproducts
  • Tension reduction
  • Reduction of your scar tissue
  • Improved tissue elasticity

Our dedicated sports massage therapists can help keep you healthy and competitive. Schedule your session today!