CSMTA was incorporated in 1987 to serve the Canadian athletic Community
as a national and professional not-for-profit organization. One
of the most important aspects of CSMTA is to educate athletes, coaches,
and parents at the grass roots-level and up about the benefits of
The Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (CSMTA) provides
leadership in the field of sport massage therapy and education in
Canada through the establishment of professional standards and qualifications
of its members as a certifying body.
of Sports Massage-
muscle and tendon injuries.
REDUCES the strain and discomfort of training and chronic strain
patterns. allowing a quicker return to maximum training levels.
ENABLES the athlete to recover more quickly from myofascial injury
with less chance of chronic problems returning.
PROVIDES psychological boosts to the athlete, consistent with his
or her commitment to high performance.
ENHANCES a preventive approach to athletic training whereby soft
tissues are free of trigger points and adhesions, thus contributing
toward the improvement of peak neuromuscular functioning.
PRE-EVENT massage stimulates circulation, calms nervous tension,
and prepares the athlete for optimal performance while reducing
the chances of injury.
POST-EVENT massage relieves soreness and assists in the removal
of lactic acid and other waste products.
TRAINING massage focuses on the prevention of developing chronic
injuries and aids in the healing process of current ones.