SPORTS MASSAGE SYDNEY
Treat the effects of muscular strain and tight muscles with a dedicated Infinite Health sports massage treatment.
Regardless of the sport you play or the location of your pain, a specialised sports massage in Sydney will release any built-up tension and allow you to perform at your best.
Infinite Health's expert team of physiotherapists and massage therapists offer the specialised sports massage Sydney athletes rely on for recovery and preparation for future activity.
WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
A targeted sports massage is different from a remedial massages or a deep tissue massage. Whilst combining elements of a deep tissue massage, a sports massage is targeted towards the loosening of specific muscles after a workout. Compared to a remedial massage, sports massage will incorporate more fast-paced massage, stretching, and soft tissue therapy. Our sports massage therapists use a variety of trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques to release tension and provide pain relief.
Sports massages are often incorporated as part of a wider warm-up or as preparation for a major sporting event, like a race or match. With the chief goal of releasing stiffness and discomfort following a strenuous workout, sports massages can also be used for individuals experiencing this discomfort due to bad posture, inactivity, and following injury.
Benefits of a Sports Massage
Under the dedicated treatment from a member of the Infinite Health team, you will notice marked improvements in physical condition. Some of the other benefits of a specialised sports massage include:
Improved range of motion, leading to better performance
Reduced rehabilitation time following an injury
Reduction in muscle tension, discomfort, and overall soreness
Increased in relaxation levels, allowing you to focus on psychological aspects of training
Better sleep quality before sports and workouts.
These benefits are gained from the increased blood circulation that sports massage provides. Toxins and other waste materials are flushed out by the healthy blood flow. Freshly flowing blood stimulates the muscles and carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body that facilitate muscle recovery and release of tension. Similarly to a deep tissue massage, sports massage therapy is not particularly relaxing - the goal is to provide trigger point therapy for muscles relied on for sports and physical activity.
Your sports massage experts
Remedial Massage Therapist
North Sydney & Chatswood
Kevin loves to help people to return to their life and sports as quickly as possible. He feels most rewarded when he sees his patients return to their activities or sports without any pain.
He is trained as a Remedial Massage Therapist in Australia, and also holds a degree as a Physiotherapist from his home country of Argentina.
Getting the most out of your sports massage
Warming up before a massage might sound redundant. However, it should be treated like any exercise as this will decrease the likelihood you will get damaged and increase the effectiveness of the massage itself. Showering beforehand is a great way of warming and loosening up your muscles to help you enjoy the benefits of manual therapy.
Drinking plenty of water before Infinite Health's sports massage Sydney session will reduce any post-massage soreness or discomfort. Without proper hydration, your blood flow might be sluggish, reducing the effectiveness of the deep tissue massage itself. Frequent aches and pains in your muscles are also a sign of dehydration, so it is vital to drink the recommended amount of water daily.
Be prepared to move around.
Routine goes hand in hand with progress. To get the most out of your sports massage, keep sessions at a frequency that suits you, ensuring you give your body plenty of time to recover between sessions. Frequent sports massage therapy sessions will help build routine in your muscles and help them heal better. Humans are capable of recovering on our own, and getting a massage too often will reduce our ability to do so. Ensure you are getting sports massages when you need them most and leave plenty of time before significant matches or races.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does sports massage therapy in Sydney cost?
The costs of your targeted sports massage will depend on the appointment length and your therapist.
Here’s a breakdown of costs:
60-minute appointment: $100 - $130
90-minute appointment: $150 - $195
120-minute appointment: $200 - $260
We have HICAPS facilities that accept most major health funds, so you will only have to pay the gap between how much your health plan provides for each visit.
What does a sports massage do?
Despite having similar elements to a deep tissue massage, sports massages are designed to release tension, eliminate pain, and help to release tense muscles caused by sports or physical activity. Sports massage is ideal for active recovery and promoting muscle rehabilitation in the lead-up to an event. Combining remedial massage and sports physiotherapy services, our sports massage therapists work with everyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Sports massage may be most beneficial in treating sporting injuries when combined with treatments like myofascial cupping or dry needling to get to the main cause of the pain.
Should I get a sports massage before a race?
If you are within 48 hours of a big race or match, we recommend a slightly less intense massage compared to the high-intensity standard sports massage. Tenderness is an expected after-effect of a sports massage, affecting performance on the day. A massage before an event should help boost circulation and flexibility in your muscles and joints, which helps prevent further injuries.
Can I still get a sports massage if I don't play sports?
Absolutely! Even if you aren't experiencing the pains or discomforts associated with sports, a sports massage can target areas that are experiencing tension as a result of injury, inactivity, or bad posture. Sports massages are targeted to reduce stiffness, and their intensity has a broad range of usefulness.
Individuals who work in a particularly laborious profession that demands extreme movements like recurring heavy lifting can benefit from regular sports massages to help balance out the increased stress on their knees, shoulders, and lower back. If you're looking for a deep tissue or remedial massage, speak to our Sydney sports and general massage therapists today.
How long does a standard sports massage go for?
How long your massage will take will depend on the severity of your discomfort or the intensity you require. Generally, if you're not sure what kind of appointment you need for your issues, we recommend consulting with your Sydney remedial massage therapy team at Infinite Health, who will be able to inform your decision after you've discussed your objectives. We can then determine whether you require trigger point therapy, soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, or general manual therapy for muscular aches caused by sports-related injuries. There are three types of appointments available in Sydney with Infinite Health with our sports massage therapists in North Sydney & Chatswood:
Allows for treatment on two to four muscle groups, depending on the severity of the issue.
Ideal for patients with more complex issues or those who want more time spent on specific muscle groups. 90-minute appointments are also most appropriate for those who have not had a massage in a long time, as any previous concerns may have worsened over time.
Best suited to patients requiring a complete body massage therapy treatment or extensive work on specific muscle groups. Also highly recommended for those who have put off a massage for extensive periods as any previous or neglected issues may have worsened over time.
Will a sports massage help with lactic acid build-up?
Lactic acid production is a part of the metabolic cycle. During strenuous exercise, the level of lactic acid in our bodies can rise, which causes fatigue and a burning sensation in our muscles. Sometimes, this feeling can last longer than expected. One way to get rid of this uncomfortable burning sensation is through a sports massage. Infinite Health's sports massage Sydney sees healthy circulation get promoted in the affected areas, with oxygenated blood giving a refreshing feeling to affected muscles.
Can I get a sports massage if I'm pregnant?
During pregnancy, the body experiences softening of joints and ligaments. Due to the fragile nature of pregnancy, we do not recommend an intense sports massage, as it can cause harm to the infant or to critical areas of the body that are already under extreme stress. It is possible to get a pregnancy massage that can be tailored to your requirements and what is most comfortable for the stage of pregnancy you're in. For more specific advice about pregnancy massage, speak to your GP.