Yes. House calls are priced differently, held within a certain radius, and the policies are different. Send us an email or call us to find out more.
It depends on your training volume. For high training, once or twice a week is recommended. For maintenance, or if you are not particularly sore or athletic, once every 4-6 weeks is usually enough.
It depends. A sports massage gives your muscles a “workout”: training right after a session may increase muscle fatigue during training, making your training session less comfortable than usual. However, a session will cause no harm other than fatigue, so if you really need to train after the massage, go for it.
Yes. Your muscles will be warmed up and immediate post-training massage assists recovery so that you can get back to training again sooner.
No. If your injury is acute (i.e. very sore, hot, swollen and inflamed), a massage is not recommended. However, once recovery has begun (swelling has gone down, pain is decreased), then a massage will help your healing process. If you don’t know if an injury is acute or not, call or e-mail your massage therapist.
Yes! A massage the same day or in the next couple of days after an event will allow you to recover faster, and decrease muscle soreness. If there are injured and inflamed areas, the massage therapist will add cold-therapy to your recovery treatment.
Because the massage might leave you sore for a couple of days, it is NOT recommended that you get a massage close to any important race, competition or game. Your last massage should be 4-5 days before your event. If you absolutely want a massage closer to your event day, notify your massage therapist who will adapt your session to include pre-event techniques (the pre-event massage is lighter, faster, more relaxing and not intended to change your muscle tone or flexibility).
Sports massage uses deep tissue massage that can leave the muscles tender for one to two days to follow. It is completely normal to experience some soreness after a session, but you shouldn’t have any bruises. After the tenderness recedes, you will have a new-found looseness in your muscles, confirming that it was all worth it! Because the massage might leave you sore for a couple of days, it is NOT recommended to get a massage close to any important race, competition or game.
Your belongings will be safe in the massage room. If you wish to leave them before or after your massage in order to go training, they can be locked securely in our office.
Yes. If you wish to come from a workout, shower, and receive your massage; or rinse off massage oil before returning to work, we have a shower available for your convenience. Soap and towels are provided.
The dress code is a pair of short shorts and a sports bra (or bathing suit) that unhooks at the back for women. This allows us to massage you and stretch you comfortably. If you don’t have any of these, forgot them, or choose not to wear them, it’s ok! We can use a towel or a sheet for draping instead.