At Just Knead It we are lucky enough to treat some of the world's best athletes at our Woolloongabba and Brisbane CBD locations.
So what does this mean in terms of you and Sports Massage?
Quite often the struggles and injuries we see in our elite athletes are EXACTLY the same as the weekend warrior and/ or the 'newby' to the health and fitness world. We get that not every person wants to represent Australia. Yet having a team of therapists who understand what it takes to get an athletes to this level can help you on your fitness journey.
In relation to our elites, they are in tune with their bodies. It's the '1 percenters' like this that get them to that next level. They know what they want, they have a goal and aren't afraid to work towards it. They become intone with their bodies through experience, education and a highly skilled support team, who understand their sport and what takes to get to the top. This creates a really exciting treatment dynamic with testable results.
We want this experience for not only our elites but every person we comes to us with health, fitness and sport goals
What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is exactly the same as remedial massage. It involves all the same techniques, improvement of ranges of motion and injury prevention. The difference is you want a therapist who gets your sport. That's what we do at Just Knead It. We make it our mission to understand what your body needs from a musculoskeletal perspective to ensure you can perform at your best, in your sport. We identify the key indicators to predict when you might be at risk of injury and strategies to help you along the way.
How to pick a Great Sports Massage Therapist?
When picking a Sports Massage Therapist you want someone who gets what it's like to be sore from training and changes their treatment based on how you feel on the day. Someone who understands the pressures of training, competing and/or participating in your first event. They can give you helpful tips and hints based on their experience with elite athletes and treat based on the latest techniques and research in your sport.
A great sports massage therapist can advise you on how long before a race or event you should get treatment or if you should be getting treatment at all! Sports massage therapists should know the best sports physios who treat in your sport so they can refer you if necessary. They will talk to your coach or physio to make sure you have a team approach to your treatment.
This is what we do at Just Knead It.
What is the difference that Just Knead It brings to Sports Massage?
We are on your team and ready to help. Our main sports are rowing, swimming, running, cycling, Crossfit and rugby, We have therapists who have done specific training in these sport and travelled internationally with teams. Our aim is to give you those tips and tricks that have only been acquired from such experience. We want to give you an edge over your competitors or help you to stick to your health and fitness goals.
If we haven't come across your sport before we do what ever it takes to understand it. In the past we've been known to head out to watch people participate in training or events or even sitting in on physio treatments to gain more knowledge about a particular sport. This gives us an understanding of your technique and ranges of motion necessary to perform at your best. If we can't get out to see you we will ask for video so we can understand what goes on in your sport.
Sports massage is something we are passionate about. Getting you to perform at your best is our goal!!