SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY (RMT)
Sports massage therapy focuses on improving and optimizing human movement patterns, whether to succeed in sport or day to day life. Your particular sport or activity, your goals, and the challenges you face will help determine which treatment strategies might best suit your needs.
We usually see sports massage follow the different stages of training:
- Active training support
- Maintenance / optimization
If you are a competitive athlete, your active training is unique in that we need to be effective but also avoid the inflammations or aggravations that we come to expect to some degree with rehab and recovery treatments. These irritations could hinder your performance in the short term and so we mitigate these as much as possible. Our focus is to support your body’s natural recovery mechanisms, reducing the chances of injury and overtraining; allowing you to push the limits and reach your full potential during training so that you can reach your goals on game day (or race day.. or whatever day you’re headed towards).
During off training time, or for the rest of us non-competitors, our focus is on rehab and recovery and/or maintenance and optimization. This is where we work with new or existing injuries and imbalances and optimize your movement patterns through manual therapy and corrective exercise. Postural and mobility assessments give profound insights into how your body likes to move and we will then focus to re-educate any sub-optimal patterns. Helping you move better, feel better, and live better.
BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE:
- Identify and rehab postural and/or movement pattern imbalances
- Reduce the risk of injury and/or rehab injuries that do occur
- Increase recovery and reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)
- Reduce muscle cramping from over-training or imbalances
- Reduce muscle pain and/or dysfunction
- Improve mood and focus
- Promote restful sleep
- Improve performance outcomes
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Britt is so knowledgeable, by far the best RMT in Whistler! I always look forward to my appointments.
Sound advice and excellent work. Britt has been treating me for a few years, and she not only provides excellent bodywork but also takes the time to (a) listen to you and (b) explain what is happening. I highly recommend her.
I’ve been seeing Britt for a while and she has by far been the best and most effective RMT. Highly recommended!!
Britt is amazing. She asks the right questions to figure out what you don’t even know you need. Two big thumbs up!