What is Sport Massage Therapy?

The application of specific massage techniques to an athlete with the purpose of enhancing the athlete’s preparation for, or recovery from, the physical demands of training or competition.

Sport Massage

      • Applied through specific pre-event, inter-event, post-event and restorative/training massage techniques.
      • Delivered on-site at an event or at the host or team health care clinic.
      • Local teams, clubs and individual athletes will benefit from sport massage therapy provided by CSMTA Members.

How We Help Athletes & Organizations

      • Our Members are professionally trained to treat athletes from grassroots to Olympic and professional levels.
      • We specialize in specific techniques for pre-event, inter event, post event and restorative / training massage.
      • Skillfully applied sport massage can increase performance, decrease potential for injury and assist the athletes “mental prep.”

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Phases of Sport Massage

Each phase has specific timing, duration, benefits, expected outcomes and techniques.  Skillful and appropriate application may mean the difference between qualifying or not, winning or losing or setting a PB.



Pre- Event: We get you Game ready! Massage applied close to start of competition.

Inter-Event: We help you cool down and prepare for next event. Massage applied between events.

Post-Event: We help you relax and recover after competition. Part of cool down.

Training/Restorative: We help you train harder and at a higher level. Massage is integrated into the athletes training schedule.

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