Sports Massage combines various deep tissue and active fascial release techniques to reset and restoreinjured tissues to a homeostatic state. As opposed to the forms of massage commonly used for relaxation, such as Swedish or therapeutic massage, sports massage is remedial, utilizing various techniques to help an athlete Recover from injury or chronic pain.
Our licensed Massage Therapists specialize in sports massage, with a continued education post program in the areas of specific sports-related therapies, such as:
- Neuromuscular therapy
- Scar tissue massage
- Myofascial decompression
- Active and passive myofascial release
- Active isolated stretching
The goal of sports massage from FASSST is to help you achieve your athletic goals, whether that’s an improvement in overall performance or to be rid of nagging pain that prevents you from enjoying daily life and work. Sports massage is often used in conjunction with other therapies to enhance your on-field movement, and reset and restore your muscles for performance.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger points are more commonly referred to as “knots” in muscle and tissue. They are tender and painful nodules located in dense bands of muscle. Trigger points cause pain not just to the area of muscle in which they lie, but also as referred pain to other nearby areas of the body. Tender points can be identified with deep, direct pressure, which often causes muscles to twitch involuntarily. Pain from trigger points do not usually originate from specific trauma, but from misuse or overuse over time.
Trigger point therapy is typically conducted by massage therapists or physical therapists who apply firm, direct pressure on the trigger point for several seconds. The pressure may be repeated as needed to loosen the knot and relieve the pain. Afterwards, it is common to stretch and massage the muscle and surrounding areas to restore the muscle fiber to normal function.