Overview

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a type of massage focusing on loosening muscle fibres caused by sport-related tension, and is helpful for aiding performance. The treatment of a Sports Massage can vary depending on the injury or needs of the individual and can include soft tissue, deep tissue and the whole body.

What Will A Sports Massage Treatment Include?

Sport massage is a popular treatment option for a range of conditions to help reduce muscular tension and improve blood circulation. Below are a some conditions that Sports Massage can assist with:

Effleurage/Longitudinal Gliding

This is a traditional massage technique that follows the line of the muscle, this increases blood flow to the area and is used to help flush fluid dispersion from the area, this then helps reduce inflammation & swelling.

Myofascial Release

This massage technique is stretching the fascia. Your fascia is located between your skin and the underlying structure of bone & muscle.

Trigger Point Therapy

This massage technique is when pressure is applied to a specific area of the muscle (or commonly known as a knot) for a non-specific amount of time to relief pain and dysfunction

PNF Stretching

This massage technique is a combination of passive stretching and isometrics with a muscle

Dry Needling

This is a modern type of treatment that is focused on placing a sterile single use acupuncture needle into your muscle or tissue. This can help with easing muscle pain and encouraging circulation.

Overview

What Can Sports Massage Be Used For?

Sport massage is a popular treatment option for a range of conditions to help reduce muscular tension and improve blood circulation. Below are a some conditions that Sports Massage can assist with:

Sports Massage for Shin Splints

Sports Massage can help with shin splints by reducing muscle tension of the lower legs by releasing the calves and shin area, this will also help improve circulation through the area.

Sports Massage For Backpain

Sports Massage can help with back pain by reducing sensitivity of the area and increasing blood flow allowing the back to move more freely.

Sports Massage for Pre/Post Event

Sports Massage can be beneficial to have pre & post events and can be targeted to the area of the body that is going to be used for the event. Sports massage can help by reducing muscle tension prior the event and relieve the muscular tension post event. Sports massage can also help improve blood circulation which is importing during post event recovery.

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Benefits

The benefits of Sports Massage To Enhance Wellbeing

  • Increased Joint Mobility
  • Reduced Muscle Tension
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Improved Mood
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Reduction in Stress
  • Improved Recovery of Soft Tissue Injuries

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Deep Tissue Massage is an all over body massage, whereas Sports Massage is focused to a specific area of the body.

This will be dependent on how regularly you exercise, previous injuries and how disciplined you are with performing your own stretching practices. On average people will tend to have treatment between every 2-6 weeks.

Yes, Sports Massage can help with reducing muscle tension, increasing joint mobility, improving blood circulation, improving mood, improving mental health, reducing stress,improving recovery of soft tissue Injuries and general well being.

Sometimes Sports Massages can hurt, however the practitioner can change pressure depending on your comfort level.

Yes, we accept all private health funds.

No, however you are able to claim with private health.

Yes. This allows you to claim your private health fund rebate immediately at the time of your appointment.

If you are new to PEAK you will be asked to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out some paperwork to help your practitioner understand more about your medical history and your reasons for wanting treatment. During the appointment there will be a brief conversation at the start with your practitioner to identify what you would like worked through and then the treatment will take up the rest of the appointment.

We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Where required, you will be instructed to remove or adjust items of clothing to allow for appropriate treatment to be performed.

Yes, we will drape the areas of the body that aren’t being treated, and can accommodate extra draping if required. All rooms are fully enclosed and private.

We offer a variety of appointment options including 30, 60, and 90 minutes.

In the event of a cancellation occurring within 24 hours notice of your appointment time a cancellation fee will be applied and donated to our chosen charity.

Yes our Massage Therapists are fully qualified with a Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Our locations

Hawthorne

PEAK Hawthorne opened in 2012 and was extended and renovated in 2020. You see the same team whether we see you at Hawthorne or one of our other clinics.  Hawthorne offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Our locations

New Farm

PEAK New Farm opened in August 2019. You see the same team whether we see you at New Farm or one of our other clinics. New Farm offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Hawthorne

Address
5/171 Riding Road,
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New Farm

Address
1/15 Lamington Street,
New Farm, QLD, 4005
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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