Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

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It’s not how deep you go. It’s how you go deep. ~Ida Rolf

Regardless of whether you’re a professional triathlete, CrossFitter, or an occasional hiker, sports massage can help you move more freely and efficiently.

Sports massage therapy sessions are customized to support your physical activities and enhance performance in a given sport. Different activities require different muscles and a general Swedish or full-body deep tissue massage may not be the best fit for you. A golfer is going to need a different session than a cyclist or tennis player. Add to that any pre-existing conditions or structural imbalances, and you have the makings for a very specific massage. That requires working with a sports massage therapist that has a thorough understanding of biomechanics and kinesiology.

Sessions often include a variety of methods including myofascial release, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, and assisted stretching.


Common Questions

What is deep tissue massage therapy?

Deep tissue massage is an approach within massage therapy that is used to access deeper layers of muscle….. Sports massage doesn’t focus on a specific technique but aims to prevent and treat muscular problems arising from sports and exercise. Sports massage may be applied before, during, or after a specific sporting event or activity. Sports massage is targeted to support fitness, reduce the demands of intense exercise on the body, increase the ability to perform a given sport, and enhance and shorten recovery time.

How much time should I book?

The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the nature of your goals, your overall muscle mass, how long it’s been since your last treatment, etc. Longer sessions are generally better because they provide your body time to relax, allowing for deeper work. However, shorter treatments can still be very therapeutic. Most new clients schedule an initial visit of at least 90 minutes. After an initial visit, we can recommend a treatment plan based on an assessment.

How often should I come in?

Again, the short answer is “it depends”. It depends on your level of activity (frequency and intensity), the nature of your goals, your overall muscle mass, etc. After an initial visit, I can recommend a treatment plan based on my assessment.

What conditions do you treat?

Most of our deep tissue massage clients come to me because they want…. If you’re curious about whether or not we can help, just ask.

Session TimeRate
60 minutes$100
90 minutes$140
120 minutes$190

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