Pre & Post Event Sports Massage

Pre-Event Sports Massage

 

A pre-event massage is a short, specific treatment given immediately before (30 minutes- 24 hours before) a sports event.

 

The goal of massage is to increase your:

  • circulation,

  • flexibility, and

  • mental clarity to improve your performance. 

 

A pre-event sports massage does not replace your warm up, but complements it.

  •  It is important to know your sport or activity and what muscles are likely to be used the most.

  • The pre-event massage is not the time and place to be performing deep or remedial treatment.

Before your treatment, factors such as:

  • anxiety,

  • fatigue and

  • hyperactivity are considered.

 

As you can see, the pre-event sports massage will vary depending upon you and your chosen sport.

I will keep your sports goal in mind at all times!

Post-Event Sports Massage

Quick recovery is the primary purpose of post-event sports massage.  Athletes push themselves harder during an event than while training.  It's your competitive spirit pushing you to the limit. For example, during a marathon most athletes run a greater distance during the event than they've ever run during their training.  A massage afterward is vital to assist a fast pain-free recovery.

My aim is to:

  • relax your muscle tone,

  • improve your recovery circulation, and

  • restore your flexibility.

 

This allows for a quicker recovery and your prompt return to training.

Post-event massage can also:

  • be that first assessment for potential injuries, and

  • more serious medical conditions, such as;

  • heat exhaustion, and

  • hypothermia, which may be identified early and treated promptly.

For the best results in a post-event massage have one:

  • immediately, or

  • the next day.

In an ideal world, such as professional sport, they have light daily or heavier alternate day massage.

Please note it is always advisable to consult a doctor or medical professional before receiving a pre or post event massage if you believe your condition may not be related to soft tissue.

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