Sports Massage is great for athletes of all backgrounds and body types. Those who knead the pressure and the hurt-so-good to feel the change. You don’t have to be an athlete, but in Bend, let’s face it, most of us are. If you appreciate elbows in your thighs and muscle stripping, sports massage is for you. Sign-up below if you dare.
Sports massage sessions are fully customized to your needs and goals. Modalities will likely include trigger point release (camping out on knots), deep tissue (stripping out stuck tissue), petrissage (grasping and pulling), myofascial release (longer holds to release fascia), PNF stretching (contract-relax stretching), tapotement (percussion to relax or activate muscles) and muscle activation (specific cues to fire weak muscles).
Be prepared to feel the intensity, the burn, and to sweat. Towels are not provided although a calm ocean background is. It’s the ultimate test to see how relaxed you can be when there’s an elbow pressing your muscle fibers against your bone. You’ll have moments where you can’t speak and maybe bursts of laughter, everyone handles pain differently. There’s no judgement here, only some good ‘ol pressure. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.
Sports Massage is Effective at:
Stripping out myofascial adhesions
Stretching restricted muscles and fascia
Increasing circulation to stagnant regions
Re-establishing neuro connections
Enhancing muscle activation