Our talented therapists have experience using sports massage therapy to keep elite athletes as well as weekend warriors at peak performance. All of our massage therapists maintain high levels of proficiency in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology so we can address your specific needs.
Whether you need to recover faster after an injury or are focused on preventing muscle imbalances that can lead to an injury, we are here to help.
Our therapists have experience with both rehabilitative and restorative sports massage therapy.
Rehabilitative sports massage focuses on healing an injury faster so an athlete can get back to a normal training routine faster.
One striking example of rehabilitative massage involves a VT rugby player that came to us with a 10mm tear in his hamstring. Between weekly massages and chiropractic, he went from 30% to 100% in just two months, allowing him to play at his usual high level in the National Championship Tournament.
Restorative sports massage focuses on injury prevention. It is used in between sporting events and during training.
Our most notable example of restorative massage techniques involves elite sprinter Charles Clark as he prepared for the Olympic Games in Rio. We were so proud and honored to be a part of his Olympic Team!Charles Clark is ranked among the fastest in the world. He has three NCAA National Championship titles, ten time All-American titles, and he placed as the sixth fastest man in the World at the IAAF World Championship!
He received sports massage from us once or twice a week depending on his training schedule. He was training for the 200 meter sprint.
Unfortunately, he did not make it to the Olympics for 2016. We were very sad to hear the news, but Charles is looking toward the World Championship in 2017.
Keep up with his story at his website Charles Clark USA.
We are currently working with Olympian Allison Randall, a discus thrower for the Jamaican track and field national team.
began her post-collegiate track and field career in 2010 and captured a
bronze medal for Jamaica at the 2011 CAC Championships in Puerto Rico.
She was also the first Jamaican female to qualify with a throw of 61.21m
to break a 26 year old record to represent Jamaica in the 2012 London
In 2016, she missed the Rio Olympic qualifying standard by only 6cm, with a throw of 60.94m!
We use sports massage with her to assist in recovery from the intense demands of her training as well as rehabilitated injuries that have occurred.
Allison is determined to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Let's all wish her the best of luck!
You do not need to be an elite athlete to benefit from sports massage. Even if you only workout a few times a week, it can be of great help for injury prevention. Sports massage therapy can correct imbalances caused from muscle overuse, keep proper range of motion, correct postural issues as well as relieve tension, stress and swelling.
Check out this testimonial from a family physician/weekend warrior: