Therapist performs targeted sports massage to the subscapularis muscle.

Sports massage is a specialized form of massage that helps athletes and active individuals with their physical well-being. Therapists who administer sports massages are familiar with human body anatomy and demands of various sports.

Sports massages are useful in:

Preparation and/or Warm-Up

When done pre-event or pre-workout, a sports massage helps athletes prepare for physical activity. It increases blood flow to muscles and improves mobility, which prevents injuries and prepares the athlete to get into positions required by their sport.


When done post-event or post-workout, a sports massage aids in the recovery process. It helps reduce muscle soreness, inflammation, and muscle fatigue. By promoting blood circulation, sports massages also facilitate the removal of metabolic waste products that accumulate in muscles during strenuous exercise.

Injury Rehabilitation

Athletes who have sustained injuries can benefit from sports massages as part of their rehabilitation process. The therapist will focus on specific injured or tight areas of the body, working to improve circulation and reduce pain.


Regular sports massages act as a maintenance strategy to prevent injuries and maintain overall muscle health. Athletes undergo repetitive movements and stress on their bodies, and regular massages can help prevent the accumulation of tension and muscle imbalances.

Stress Reduction

Like other forms of massage, sports massage can have a calming and stress-reducing effect on the athlete. Reduced stress can improve an athlete’s mental focus and overall performance.

In our clinic, we often use massages in conjunction with other manual techniques. As always, we customize our sessions based on the sport, level of activity, and any specific concerns or injuries. If you are interested in booking a session, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

<– Back to Services

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *