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What is a sports massage?

A sports massage is a localized and focused massage treatment with the goal of relieving stiffness or pain. Sports massage typically includes manipulations of the limbs and light movement in order to stimulate recovery in certain muscles and ligaments. are more localized and focused on specific areas to relieve and prevent stiffness or pain.

What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and sports massage?

While a sports massage and a standard deep-tissue massage are similar, they aren’t identical. Deep tissue massages are usually full-body massages that focus on overall relaxation and wellness. Sports massages are more localized and focused on specific areas to relieve and prevent stiffness or pain. Sports massage therapists may also place you in different positions or incorporate stretching to maximize the productivity of the massage.
Both types of massages are beneficial, but each has its place. If you want to treat yourself to a bit of pampering, deep-tissue is the way to go. But if you have a specific muscle group that isn’t working to its full potential due to tightness or discomfort, a sports massage can help.

What to wear to a sports massage

Since your practitioner may ask you to stretch and enter different positions during your treatment, Wear loose, athletic clothing to your appointment because your practitioner may ask you to stretch and enter different positions during your treatment.
But this isn’t always the case, especially in private settings. Some sports massage therapists will ask you to undress to your comfort level. Check with your specific sports massage therapist before your appointment to make sure you dress for the best results.

What does a sports massage do?

Sports massages have proven benefits for overall wellness, especially if you are an athlete or if you are active. If you are consistently working your muscles, a sports massage can benefit you.
This localized, deep-tissue work — especially with regular treatments — can improve athletic performance and prevent muscle tears, tightness and injury. On top of the benefits from the applied pressure, it relieves pain-relieving hormones that can relieve muscle stress from the inside out!
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Where to get a sports massage

There are several different places you can get a sports massage, from general massage centers to physical therapist offices. Many massage therapists even specialize in sports massages.
So, it’s up to you to check out the options in your area, take a look at client reviews, and shop around for a sports massage therapist you’d like to start going to regularly!

When to get a sports massage?

Getting a sports massage before or after high-impact training is ideal. Receiving a massage one to two days before a high impact event or competition can help reduce the chance of injury and help you feel mentally ready. If you choose to receive a massage after a high impact event, it’s ideal to seek massage within 48 hours after. You can also receive the treatment immediately after the event, as long as you’re hydrated and your heart rate is back down to normal.
The only time not to receive a massage is if you are recovering from an injury. If you’re recovering from an injury, please consult your doctor.

What to expect from a sports massage

Most sports massage therapists will have you arrive a bit early — or carve out time — to learn more about why you’re there, what your goals are and any medical conditions you may have. This helps plan out the best possible treatment series for your needs. This may include where they focus on your body, how much pressure they apply, frequency of visits and more.
After the initial consultation, the therapist will begin your sports massage. Massage therapists welcome any notes from you throughout the process surrounding pressure level preferences and if you’re experiencing any discomfort.

How much is a sports massage?

The price of a sports massage can vary greatly depending on location, length of massage and if you’re booking multiple sessions. You can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $200 for a quality sports massage.

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