Sports massage was originally designed for athletes to help prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. However, it is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury or range-of-motion issues. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
We live in a very active city in Calgary and our geography makes it easier for people to get outside and enjoy a wide variety of sports, both on a competitive level as well as for hobby or as part of an exercise and fitness program. Our therapists are trained to help athletes recover from injury and ‘get back in the game.’
An athlete is a person who participates in sports either as an amateur or a professional. Often the activity involves repetitive use of one group of muscles more than others, which may result in hypertrophy, changes in strength patterns or changes in connective tissue formation and compensation patterns in the rest of the body. Regular massage allows the body to function with less restriction and accelerates recovery time.
Platinum Wellness Centre offers a full menu of sports massage service options to be provided to various sports programs primarily in three (3) ways:
Injury-Specific Protocols – Massage would be utilized to address specific issues such as restricted range of motion, chronic pain, and muscle/tendon injuries. These protocols would be designed to address the athlete’s individual complaints and reduce the athlete’s recovery time. The goal would be to get the athlete back to their peak performance level as quickly as possible.
This type of massage session would be customized for the specific athlete. Any problem areas would be addressed. The increased blood flow to the muscle helps keep the tissue healthy, which in turn would reduce the occurrence of injuries. The purpose of these protocols would be to keep the athlete in the best physical condition possible between games or seasons. This service could also be provided on-site if that is deemed most efficient use of the athlete’s time.