do i have to be a real athlete to get a sports massage?
No. While I specialize in working with athletes, you don’t have to be a an athlete or play a sport to get a massage. The same techniques used in ‘regular’ therapeutic massage are also used in sports massage. Athletes use specific muscle groups repetitively, putting more stress on these parts of the body. We tend to focus on those areas keeping them healthy, or helping with recovery. The competitive or professional athlete utilizes massage for rehabilitation, to enhance performance, decrease pain and tension, shorten recovery time, and relaxation and palliative care. Some massage sessions with athletes are the same as a 60 or 90 min wellness massage for the non-athlete.
Is sports massage painful,deep tissue, work?
The only time massage would be painful or uncomfortable is during trigger point work where ischemic pressure is put on nodules found in tight muscle bands (knots), or if an athlete prefers firm pressure or deep tissue massage. Firm pressure/deep tissue work is never used prior to an event.
How should I prepare for my in-home massage?
All you need is a comfortable open space, approximately 5’x8’ (access to an outlet is preferable). This space can be inside or outside.
What will the therapist bring to be in-home appointment?
Everything. Your therapist will bring the massage table, linens, massage cream, and music. If you prefer to use your own, linens, please have ready 2 twin size flat sheets, one bath towel/blanket and one pillowcase.
how long will the therapist be at my house?
Expect your entire session to last 20-30 minuets longer than your massage time. As long as the space is prepared prior to the therapist’s arrival, set up should only take 10 mins. If more than one massage is scheduled, plan for 10 minutes in-between clients to change the linens. Break down should take 10 mins. You may email or call to further discuss your treatment plan if time does not permit during your scheduled massage time.
what if i have to cancel my massage?
There is no cancellation fee or penalty (just a ‘Be Cool! policy), but please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule your massage. Text 561-406-8387. PLEASE reschedule your session if you are not feeling well, and your therapist will do the same.
HOw and when do i pay?
Cash, Venmo, Apple Pay. You may pay when scheduling your session, or at the time of service.