Sports massage can mean a lot of different things. Many people first learn about it when they see rows of massage tables in tents at the end of a marathon or other event – that’s called event sports massage.
Sports massage also encompasses preventative and treatment work performed on athletes during the long non-performing stretches of their athletic lives between races, games, matches, and other events. This is what I do. I don’t do on-site sports massage at athletic events. Instead, I work on athletes in my office, helping them with:
- performance improvement
- injury treatment
- injury rehabilitation
- injury prevention
- health maintenance
Over the past decade, I have worked with many different kinds of athletes:
- baseball players (pitchers) and coaches (Seattle Mariners & UW Huskies)
- golf trainers (PGA)
- pro snowboarders
- strength & conditioning coaches (UW Huskies, pro golfers, etc.)
- volleyball players (UW Huskies)
- professional dancers (touring Broadway shows, Seattle Sea Gals, etc.)
- roller derby skaters (Rat City Rollergirls)
- soccer players
- squash players
- ultimate frisbee players
- power lifters
- yoga teachers
- personal trainers
Pat Archer’s Therapeutic Massage in Athletics is the best book I’ve seen on sports massage.
Call 206-624-6255 or e-mail me to book a sports massage session. Appointments available Monday through Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m.