A sports massage can help athletes recover after games, practices, and workouts and also help prevent injury by keeping muscles loose and limber. A sports massage at our Colorado Springs massage clinic will include deep compressive work combined with stretching and active range of motion techniques to loosen restrictions and communicate with your nervous system to retrain movement patterns.
Sometimes called sports mat massage, these sessions are performed with the client fully clothed, lying on a mat. We use a combination of Thai, Fujian, and Ashiatsu massage techniques along with stretch therapy and dynamic cupping during the session. The therapist may use both hands and feet to provide the sports massage. Every session includes a movement assessment so we can provide targeted massage therapy based on the client’s needs and sports participation.
WHAT IS SPORTS MAT MASSAGE?
Sports massage helps support the muscle systems and joints that are used in a particular sport. Massage therapy has become recognized as an important component of many sports training regimens and is used to heal overused and stressed muscles and tissues, promote injury recovery, and prevent injury from ever happening in the first place. It is particularly beneficial for supporting the health of muscle-tendon junctions for improved range-of-motion and provides psychological benefits to athletes as well.
A specially trained sports massage therapist will use firm, repetitive strokes to target the muscles most used in the sport and most in need of release and recovery. Typically, a sports massage will focus only on the area of the body that is impacted by the sport to maximize performance and recovery.
Every sports massage at our Colorado Springs massage therapy clinic is customized to the individual based on his or her sport and need.
WHO BENEFITS FROM SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massage is suitable for athletes at all levels of skill and participation from weekend warriors and school athletes to pro- and semi-pro athletes. Anyone who regularly participates in sports can benefit from our sports mat massage. Benefits include:
- improved joint range of motion (ROM)
- increased flexibility
- decreased muscle tension
- reduces chance of injury
- reduces recovery time
- promotes relaxation and calms nerves
- can help decrease muscle spasms
SPORTS MAT MASSAGE CUSTOMIZATIONS AVAILABLE
We offer several customizations to deepen your massage experience and provide additional benefits, including:
- Dynamic Cupping
- Fascial Blading
- Heat Packs
- Hot Towels
- Dynamic Stretching
- Infrared Salt Sauna ($15 for 20 minutes pre massage)
SPORTS MAT MASSAGE PRICING
60 Minutes $88
90 Minutes $130
120 Minutes $175