Sports Massage in Markham & Aurora, ON
Athletes of every level can benefit from sports massage.
With the support of a sports massage therapist, you can improve your performance, reduce the occurrence of injuries, recover faster, and start reaching your athletic goals.
Here at Honsberger Physio+, we have a skilled team of sports massage therapists in both Markham & Aurora, ON that can bring care and recovery to your athletic training plan.
We perform physical assessments of the body to see exactly where and what to focus on. We take that information and combine it with our knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, functional movement and sport specific requirements to level up your results. This isn’t a traditional registered massage therapy session, this is a massage that meets the movement and training demands of athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
What is a Sports Massage?
Sports massage, or athletic massage, is a type of massage therapy specifically designed for athletes and individuals who engage in regular physical activity. This type of massage is often used to help prevent injuries, promote faster recovery from physical exertion, and improve overall athletic performance.
Sports massage therapists use a combination of techniques to target specific areas of the body that are commonly affected by athletic activity. These techniques may include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and stretching. The massage therapist may also use special tools such as foam rollers, massage balls, or percussion devices to help release tension in the muscles.
Athletic massage can be performed before, during, or after physical activity. Pre-event massage prepares the athlete's body for exercise or competition by increasing blood flow and flexibility, while post-event massage is used to help reduce muscle soreness and promote faster recovery. Maintenance massage, which is performed regularly between events, can help prevent injuries and keep your body in optimal condition.
Overall, sports massage is a specialized form of massage therapy that can benefit athletes and active individuals by helping to reduce the risk of injury, improve recovery time, and enhance athletic performance.
Who Can Benefit From Athletic Massage?
Sports massage is hugely beneficial for anyone who endures high physical exertion. This can be through work, play, or sport. Some people who may be interested in athletic massage are:
- Athletes - Athletic massage can help improve an athlete's performance by enhancing flexibility, reducing muscle soreness and stiffness, increasing range of motion, and improving overall circulation.
- Fitness enthusiasts - Individuals who engage in regular physical activity, such as runners, weightlifters, and yoga practitioners, can also benefit from athletic massage. It can help prevent injury, improve recovery time, and reduce muscle tension.
- Individuals recovering from injury - Athletic massage can be particularly helpful for individuals recovering from sports-related injuries, as it can help reduce inflammation, improve range of motion, and increase circulation to injured areas.
- People with chronic pain - Sports massage can be effective in relieving chronic pain caused by conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and sciatica.
- Athletes experiencing stress and anxiety - Athletic massage can also help reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and releasing tension in the muscles.
- Industrial Athletes - Athletic massage can help individuals who have a physically demanding job reduce the impacts of their work related duties on their bodies. Whether you are a Firefighter, Police Officer, Plumber, Electrician, Contractor, Doctor, Nurse, PSW, Regulated Healthcare Professional or work on a production line, you need your body to perform your job. Work shouldn’t hurt if you take care of yourself!
Anyone who engages in regular physical activity or experiences muscle tension, soreness, or pain can benefit from athletic massage. No matter what your goals are or what your lifestyle is like, we at Honsberger Physio+ have the skills and experience to bring sports massage into your performance routine.
Why Sports Massage Should Be Part Of Your Training
Sports massage helps you ensure you’re performing at your peak. We can offer massage before or after a particularly high-intensity event, or better yet, we can develop a maintenance massage schedule as part of your overall athletic training program. Why should you be incorporating athletic massage into your training?
It Can Prevent Injury
Through promoting flexibility, improving blood flow, addressing muscle imbalances, and reducing muscle tension, you can go harder, faster, and heavier with confidence knowing your body can take what you’re asking of it. There’s no better injury recovery plan than preventing an injury in the first place. So talk to us about how we can build injury prevention into your training regime with targeted athletic massage.
It Can Help You Perform Better
When you have regular maintenance massages with a Registered massage therapist, you will start to see an improved range of motion, reduced muscle tension, cardiovascular and circulation improvement, and improved mental focus. With these advantages at your side, you’ll start seeing personal bests, scoring more goals, and performing at your peak.
It Can Support Recovery From Injuries
With an experienced and qualified sports massage therapist in your recovery plan, you can shave time off your downtime and return to the field with confidence that you truly are ready for what comes next. Athletic massage supports recovery by increasing blood flow, regaining and improving range of motion, managing scar tissue, and promoting stress relief.
It Can Also Support Muscle Recovery From Tough Training
Sometimes, we need to kick things up a notch and double down on our training regime. When you need to give it 110%, sports massage can make sure you’re recovering properly from this extra exertion and keep you from getting fatigued or injured. Our sports massage therapists are highly trained in the ways athletes use their bodies and what they need to reach maximum performance. You can trust Honsberger Physio+ to help you meet your training goals safely and with precision.
We Work With All Types Of Recreational & Professional Athletes
- Baseball, Basketball, Football, + Volleyball
- Cycling + Running
- Lacrosse, Rugby, + Soccer
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Skiing And Snowboarding
- Racket Sports (Tennis, Squash, Badminton + Pickleball)
- Weight Lifting
- And More!
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If you’re ready to add athletic massage to your training program, we at Honsberger Physio+ are here for you. We’ll work together to understand your needs and goals and build a plan that is customized to you. With our wide range of assessment tools, you can be confident the treatment you receive is dialed into your sport, your body, and your targets.
With services in both Aurora and Markham, ON, we’d love to learn more about your training strategy and see how we can help you level up.
Get started today by booking an appointment now at Honsberger Physio+!