Sports massage is used to correct specific problems and provide relief from muscle and joint injuries. It can also be used as a recovery aid between workouts to enhance performance by promoting flexibility, increasing endurance, aiding in the prevention of further injuries and can even help reduce fatigue and recovery time after injury. When booking for a sport massage, I need to do the assessing and screening you before start the treatment it will take about 10-15 mins. Sport massage treatments differ in that the movements tend to be longer, deeper, more intense and focused. During a massage session I may use my elbows, forearms, fingertips and muscles to access the deeper layers of your muscle tissues. There are parts of the treatment that may be uncomfortable or almost painful. It is important that you communicate this by let me know at all times, however some level of discomfort is normal as the deeper knots, adhesion and injuries are being addressed. The massage will tend to focus more on problem areas. After receiving a sport massage. There may be some soreness or stiffness to your muscles that generally doesn’t last more than a day. Make sue you drink plenty of water and to avoid strenuous exercise the day after your massage in order to help your muscles heal or you take a hot bath. Depending on the severity of the issue you’re trying to address, you may find that you feel a whole lot better after your first visit with increased flexibility and blood flow. But if you still feeling painful which you are attempting to resolve a chronic condition, injury, or a condition such as extreme muscular adhesion, you may have to have a few treatments before you begin to feel better. Make sure you discuss how you feel and follow my recommendations before and after every visit!