Sports Massage

Sports Massage Therapy


Overview

Sports massage therapy is used to enhance athletic performance, prevent injury, and improve recovery time. Unlike the whole-body experience of relaxation massage, sports massage focuses on warming up the body and maintenance of problem areas. A no-nonsense treatment involving trigger point stimulation and stretching of tight areas, it's common for infrequent users to experience minor soreness the day after a proper sports massage.

Recreational and professional athletes of all levels rely on massage as an indispensable component of training. When used regularly in training regimens, sports massage therapy reduces risk of injury from overtraining, maintains range of motion, and improves recovery time after extended periods of exertion.

With sports massage employed to enhance performance and prevent injury, elite athletes typically receive treatment on event days and regularly throughout training programs. In some disciplines, sports message may take place right before an event, between same-day events, and post-event warm down. For serious amateur athletes or regular gym-goers, once every one or two weeks is recommended. For people doing regular light exercise, one treatment every three or four weeks is often helpful.

As the therapist typically employs movement-based techniques while working on injuries and restoring range of motion, we recommend wearing loose-fitting shorts and a t-shirt/sports bra to your session.

Benefits

Sports massage employs stretches and specific stroke techniques to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury and pain. It increases endurance and flexibility both before and after events or workouts. It often involves deep tissue massage, targeted specifically at the muscles used in athletic activities. It can combine classical Swedish style with trigger point release, compression, and neuromuscular techniques to reduce soreness.

Recognized benefits include:

  • Increased joint range motion
  • flushing toxins from the body
  • Improved lymphatic and blood circulation
  • Improved muscle balance
  • Decreased muscle tension and spasms
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Improved sleep

This technique is suitable for athletes and non-athletes alike. Raligning muscles and connective tissues, sports massage treats chronic/persistant pain in backs, shoulders, necks, and restricted ranges of motion.


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To schedule a Revelstoke sports massage session or regime for yourself or an athlete you manage, click the button below to book online or call 250-814-7152 today.


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    Heidi is tremendously knowledgeable, skilled, heartfelt and effective ...she is a gifted healer. Plus it's such a pleasure to spend time with her!
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    "I'd describe my appointment as...very satisfying! Heidi is very in-tuned to what is happening and is always doing what she can to increase her knowledge base."
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    Revelstoke is so lucky to be getting such an amazing practitioner! I miss my sessions with her dearly. Her ability to blend several techniques to meet your body’s needs is what I liked about her sessions. Give Heidi a try you won’t be disappointed!"
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  • Carolyn J.
    "After our initial consultation my niggling year-long hip pain has improved considerably. I’m now able to walk without holding up my family! Heidi is now my go-to therapist. Thanks for moving to town!"
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  • Christy N.
    Hands-down one of the best practitioners I've ever been to see. Neck Pain gone after just one visit!!!
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    Heidi has a wealth of knowledge about healing ones body. Her approach is very comforting and very effective. I highly recommend The Sacred Body.
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  • Janis Y.
    I'd describe my appointment as being in the hands of someone who knows the body intimately. Heidi was focused and direct in accessing the root causes of my painful & inactive shoulder. I absolutely love the hot stones and on each appointment, I've left feeling relaxed and pain-free. Thank you, Heidi!
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  • Karen S.
    Heidi is incredible! She looks at the body holistically and has so many methods of massage and body work to target problem areas. You can tell she loves her work. She is constantly educating herself and finding new ways to help you heal.
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  • Laura P.
    Heidi is a very skilled and seasoned practitioner who is constantly evolving and learning and therefore is able to utilize a variety of individualized methods to treat her patients. She is also a very kind, caring, and down to earth individual and I am very pleased to have discovered her!
    Laura P.
  • Logan G.
    Heidi is a great massage therapist, she listens to what you want. She focuses on one problem area at a time and brings relief before moving on to another area. I especially recommend her for anything sports related as she's great at releasing muscles, assessing the body and has more knowledge then most other massage therapists that have worked on me.
    Logan G.
  • Loralee M.
    I'd describe my appointment as...wonderful. I appreciate how knowledgeable Heidi is and how she tries to bring as many techniques and other practitioners into the treatment. Her style is to work with you and any other processes that will bring relief to chronic or acute pain. She has also given me a simple pleasant relaxing massage that simply melted me away to total ease. I went to Heidi because of a painful issue with my lower back and hip and we have worked on a number of other issues too. She has helped me with exercises and treatments and recommended a number of other ways to ease my pain. Previously I had gone to other RMTs, but Heidi does more work on the problem areas and has helped me to find a lot more ease. Some massages are merely pleasant but I want healing, that is why I go to Heidi. Her personality is also a draw, she is a lovely human being. ​
    Loralee M.
  • Michelle S.
    I'd describe my appointment as...amazing! I have chronic issues and due to Heidi's care and ongoing training she has been able to help me. I am so appreciative of this lovely lady! The wisdom and caring she brings to each treatment are such a gift.
    Michelle S.
  • ​Tina C.
    Heidi is a talented massage therapist that also incorporates techniques that actually ‘uncoil’ the sometime bound up muscles. Highly recommended.
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