What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is one of the most beneficial forms of passive treatment and that is why we consider it an essential resource to ensure our student-athletes stay one step ahead of their competition. Massage therapy has been proven to be beneficial when treating acute or chronic health conditions to help you get back to performing at your full potential and doing so in a pain-free way. 

Our massage therapists are trained to treat with precision and intention. With each and every client, our goal is to provide the most specific treatment for our athletes to ensure optimal performance come game day. We provide an in-depth assessment with our new clients so that we, in conjunction with the other Pro Prep Academy professionals, can formulate a treatment plan based on you and your specific needs or condition. 

Massage therapy consists of many different techniques allowing us to be versatile and treat no matter what your circumstances are, massage therapy aims to reduce and manage pain through applying these techniques to muscles, tendons, joints, fascia, lymph nodes, etc. 

Techniques used by our Massage Therapist 

Deep Tissue– Deep tissue is commonly referred to as deep pressure and is used for treating deeper layers of soft tissue structures by applying sustained pressure or using deep/slow massage techniques.

Trigger point therapy– A trigger point by definition is “a Palpable nodule in a taut band” which can be an irritable spot and usually referred by patients as a “knot”. These trigger points cause local or referred pain (feeling of discomfort in another area) and can be the cause of acute/Chronic pain. Massage therapy provides soft tissue manipulation techniques that are effective to diminish these tender points. 

Swedish massage – is a series of techniques that provide a gentler treatment targeting superficial tissues. A Swedish massage aims to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and can help to provide you with an enhanced feeling of wellbeing.

Myofascial release– Connective tissue or fascia encases our entire body from head to toe (muscles, muscle groups, bones, organs) and holds everything in place. Fascial restrictions are due to inflammation, trauma, surgery, health conditions or postural imbalances, At pro prep our massage therapists are trained and have studied techniques used to reduce the fascial restrictions that may be causing acute/chronic pain.

Book in with one of our massage therapists now. 

Let us help you, perform your best on game day! 

What can Massage Therapy do for you?

We at Pro Prep use massage therapy as a tool to ensure our athletes are being taken care of, massage therapy is used to help individuals recover from physical/mental conditions or used to help maintain an individual’s current state.


Benefits of Massage Therapy 

  • Decrease pain 
  • Reduce swelling 
  • Accelerating healing 
  • Improves circulation
  • Increase Range of motion
  • Decrease stress 
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Increase joint mobility and flexibility

This is just a short list of the possible outcomes from a treatment through our therapist. We at Pro Prep believe in achieving the best possible outcome for our athletes and using tools such as massage therapy we are able to treat our athletes accordingly no matter what injury or what conditions may be present.

Specialty Techniques and Tools

  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Gua Sha scraping therapy
  • Kin Taping
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage 
  • Scar Tissue Release

Massage Therapists

Tyler Vocadlo

Micaela Mayhew