Sports Massage Therapists

CSMTA (Canadian Sports Massage Therapists Association)



The 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 sport massage.
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.

Purpose of Sports Massage-

PREVENTS 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.

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