What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is based on Classical Massage techniques, and is beneficial for both athletes and non-athletes alike. Sports massage improves metabolism and blood circulation, relaxes muscles and alleviates muscle and joint pain. Sports massage is especially designed to enhance muscle performance and prevent injuries and aches.
Massage therapists who have studied sports massage are well-educated in aiding athletes both during training season as well as off-season. Sports massage can focus on muscle groups that are important to specific sports. Sports massage plays an important role in preventing and treating injuries related to sports, and helps the body to recover.
Sports massage can be slow and gentle, or strong and brisk, depending on the therapist’s personal style and the needs and requirements of each individual client. You do not need to be an athlete to enjoy sports massage.
Benefits of Sports Massage:
- Relaxes the body and mind
Relaxation is an exceptionally important part of maintaining one’s health – especially that of an athlete. Sports massage decreases tension in the muscles that have been stressed or over-extended throughout training season.
- Helps the body recover from exercise
Sports massage is a great tool to recover from all kinds of physical strain. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a casual gym-goer, sports massage can be customized based on your specific needs.
- Removes toxins
Massage releases and removes toxins from the muscles by loosening the muscle fibers that have been overworked.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sports Massage
Classical- and sports massage don’t differ that much from each other in actual massage technique. Sports massage is often thought of as a more “rough” treatment than a classical massage, but this is not entirely true. All our massage therapists, whether trained in classical- or sports massage, always aim to listen to each individual client and use pressure accordingly.
Sports massage is based on classical massage, but is more focused on tending to the body in relation to sports and exercise, and is therefore most useful for athletes. However, you do not need to be an athlete to get sports massage.
If you are unsure of what type of massage to book, we recommend to start with classical massage.
Massage should be thought of as a course of treatment, consisting of several appointments in a short amount of time. This is necessary for reaching long-lasting effects, and to prevent recurring pain and tightness. Your massage therapist can design a treatment plan according to your specific needs.
Sports massage therapists are also trained to understand the importance of an athlete’s training schedule (rest days included) and they will plan your treatment accordingly.
All our massage therapists are certified, trained professionals accepted and registered by Valvira (the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health).
Our offices are located in Vantaa ja Helsinki. You can book an appointment for sports massage in all of our six locations: Tikkurila, Tammisto, Myyrmäki, Malmi, Herttoniemi, Pasila.
Sports Massage Therapist Vantaa, Helsinki: 1rst Time Offer 45 min / 45€
Our certified sports massage therapists offer individual treatment for pain and stress relief. Take advantage of our 1rst Time Offer and enjoy your first 45 min massage for only 45 €! Available in each of our six locations (Tikkurila, Tammisto, Myyrmäki, Malmi, Herttoniemi, Pasila)!