Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, gym junkie, or fitness newbie, investing in a top-quality sports massage therapist can help boost your performance. It can also reduce recovery time and heal and prevent injuries. Combining the best of deep tissue remedial and relaxation massage techniques, sports massage therapy can be a game changer.
If you’ve ever needed a sports massage therapist, you’ll understand the importance of choosing the right one for your needs.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a sports massage therapist, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great sports massage therapist?
A great sports massage therapist that’s right for your injury can remove stress. They can also get you on the road to recovery quick sharp.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a sports massage therapist.
- Personalised service. People go for sports massage therapy for many reasons. This can include healing injuries, helping to prepare for a sporting event and improving performance. You’ll want your therapist to create an action plan designed just for you. This will help you achieve your specific goals as quickly as possible.
- Effective results. A great sports massage therapist aims for effective and long-lasting results. They’re about fixing problems and getting you back into shape.
- Experienced. You’ll want a sports massage therapist who is experienced and has seen it all before. With years in the industry, and working across a range of injuries, your therapist will pinpoint quick sharp how you can achieve optimal results.
- Well priced. No one likes overpaying for a service, including sports massage therapy. Ask about pricing and don’t hesitate to get more than one therapist to quote. Also ask your health insurance provider if they’ll help with costs.
- Conveniently located. If you need to visit a sports massage therapist regularly, you might want one that’s located near your home or workplace. This will make it quicker and easier to get to your therapy session.
The best sports massage therapists in Canberra
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The experienced team at Canberra Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation draws on more than 25 years of sports rehabilitation experience to deliver some of the most effective massages in the region. They treat all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions and use HICAPS to allow for direct billing to most private health funds.
On Google, Lily Espinosa wrote, “The whole team here are super friendly and have your health as their priority. I highly recommended visiting this clinic.”
Capital Peak Performance (CPP) is Canberra’s specialists in sports and remedial massage therapy. CPP ensures their clients are at their peak performance by removing pain, improving health, repairing bodies and relieving stress through massage therapy. Located in Weston, the clinic offers deep tissue, sports, lymphatic drainage, trigger point and injury rehabilitation massages, as well as cupping, compression sessions, light stretching and mobilisation and kinetic and sports taping. CPP founder and owner Wayne Corlis also has specific training in athletic/sports services.
Repeat CPP customer, David Halpin wrote on Google, “Wayne at Capital Peak Performance is the best in Canberra! I tried a lot of sports massage therapists before I found Wayne and cannot recommend him highly enough! He finds that great balance between treating specific areas that need additional work and still providing a full body massage to ensure no muscle goes untreated.”
Therapy Masters began in December of 1997 as a home-based business. Today, the team of highly experienced massage therapist work from state-of-the-art commercial premises, with a calm and sophisticated decor in the heart of the city. Therapy Masters delivers treatment plans tailored to each client. Treatment plans focus on real, long-lasting results.
Kath Marshall wrote on Facebook, “Probably the best massage therapy centre in Canberra, beautiful people, beautiful service, a genuine caring and holistic environment.”
Kingston Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre’s highly experienced therapists are passionate about client care. They provide quality, proven treatment and individualised care and rehabilitation. Therapists are committed to working with clients so they can be their best and enjoy lasting results. Services include massage therapy, musculoskeletal and general physiotherapy, and dietetics and sports nutrition.
On Google, Joanne Hastings wrote, “Physio was very professional and they had plenty of time to explain my long-term knee problem.”
The therapists at Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy assist with a diverse range of sports and other injuries. Before starting massage treatment, therapists comprehensively assess clients. They then develop an individualised plan to help clients feel better, move better and reach their goals as quickly as possible. Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy is in Canberra City West and Gungahlin.
Shaun Moore wrote on Google, “Immaculate facilities, well trained, immensely knowledgeable and motivated group of professionals. Highly recommended.”
If you’re looking for more information on massage and other therapies, you might like our articles on the best remedial massage centres, best massage centres, best Chinese massage centres, and the best acupuncturists Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with sports massage therapists in Canberra
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