Sport Massage Therapists (SMT'S) are Registered Massage Therapists that focus their continuing education and experience working with various athletes and sports teams. They are Nationally recognized for their dedication and devotion to the sporting world and throughout many years of volunteering and additional education, gain valuable experience in; sport injury assessment, sport psychology and sport physiology.
On the "field" a term for on site treatments, they utilize specific techniques for pre-event, inter event, post event and restorative / training massage. The techniques range from aggressive, stimulating and fast paced to slow, relaxing and treatment focused depending on times of the events.
Check out the video below of Nika Townsend, RMT performing a pre-event massage during the Canadian Summer Nationals in Montreal Quebec 2017.
Sport Massage In Clinic:
In clinic, sport massage is performed quite differently and is primarily made up of traditional slow paced Swedish Massage Techniques. Your therapist may use a combination of deep muscle stripping, relaxation techniques, Active Release Techniques, Graston Techniques, Stretching (hold and relax or static), Trigger Point Release and Myo-Fascial Techniques. Treatments are individually tailored to the athlete/sport and differ according to their training cycles, ie) peak, taper, pre comp/post comp or injury rehabilitation.
MEET OUR SPORT MASSAGE THERAPISTS:
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Nika Townsend, RMT Darren Lewis, RMT Geoffrey Yee, RMT