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Embrace a Healthier Lifestyle

with Professional Sports Massage in Los Angeles

Expert sports massage techniques are available near your neighborhood. As a Soft Tissue Specialist, I offer effective sports massage techniques for athletics that help maintain mobility, ease muscle tension, and keep your muscles healthy without pain. Whether you are an athlete or not, keeping your muscles and joints healthy will allow you to get active and enjoy life more! In addition, my services include a myofascial release for tension and pain relief. So, let me help you improve your range of motion, increase flexibility, and manage any pain associated with movement or sports. So, book an appointment today and experience the best sports massage therapy in Los Angeles, CA.

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What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a targeted therapeutic technique to assist athletes at various stages of their training, from pre-workout to post-workout recovery. However, it is not only beneficial for athletes, as it can also be helpful for anyone who exercises regularly to prevent injuries, increase flexibility, and aid in healing after a sports-related injury. This specialized massage therapy is tailored to specific sports and athletic injuries. Unlike a typical relaxing massage, it can be vigorous and intense, stretching tight muscles, activating inactive muscles, and improving the overall condition of soft tissue.

The primary goal of deep tissue sports massage is to alleviate stress and tension in the body's soft tissues caused by physical activity, which may help increase endurance, improve athletic performance, decrease the likelihood of injuries, and speed up recovery after an injury. It uses various techniques to target specific body areas used most during athletic training and performance. Improved athletic performance is just one of the many benefits of massage therapy. Massage therapy can also help improve mental clarity and focus by promoting relaxation and reducing stress, which can be especially beneficial for athletes preparing for competitions or events.

With personalized treatments designed to meet your specific needs, you'll leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.


  • Improved fluid circulation 

  • Muscle relaxation 

  • Separation of muscle and connective tissue 

  • Healthy scar tissue 

  • Get rid of trigger points 

  • General relaxation

  • Anxiety reduction 

  • Increased feelings of well-being 

  • Increased alertness and mental clarity

The benefit refers to the performance-related following:

  • Greater energy

  • Freer movement at joints

  • Faster recovery 

  • Pain reduction

  • The appropriate level of emotional stimulation

  • More positive outlook and motivation

If you are a sports performer of any level, a sports-specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:

  • The conditioning/training phase

  • Pre-competition

  • Inter competition

  • Post competition

  • Post-travel

  • Injury prevention

  • Injury recovery

  • Jet Lag / Prolonged travel

  • Travel fatigue 

What are the health benefits of sports massage techniques?

The most out of your sports massage, staying engaged, and communicating with your therapist about how your body feels is important. Although some discomfort may experience, be sure to inform your therapist if you are in pain.


Sports massage has numerous health benefits, including reducing muscle soreness after exercise, improving exercise efficiency, and preventing common exercise-related ailments. It can also improve heart rate and blood pressure, increase body fluid circulation and lymph flow, and help treat injuries such as shin splints, tennis elbow, and sprains and strains.

While sports massage is generally safe after an injury, it may not suit all injuries. It recommends consulting a doctor or physiotherapist before using deep tissue sports massage for any health condition or injury.

Sports Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your myofascial health and well-being, it also positively impacts the mind and body, helping to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance overall well-being. It can be particularly helpful for athletes and workaholics who experience high levels of physical and mental stress, such as those preparing for a competition or recovering from an injury. See if it's right for you. 

What does a sports massage involve?

During a sports massage, your therapist will begin by discussing your health sports injury, and lifestyle to assess your needs. Depending on the client's preference and comfort level with draping, it can be fully clothed or unclothed. You will then be asked to lie on a massage table with towels for privacy and warmth. The therapist may apply creams, oils, and massage tools to make the massage more comfortable.

Sports massage does not have fixed massage techniques as it customizes to the individual's training needs and any injuries or conditions they may have. It incorporates various techniques from other disciplines, such as physiotherapy and osteopathy. Some of the methods used in sports massage include:

  • Soft tissue release: Involves applying pressure to tissues and muscles, then stretching them

  • Neuromuscular technique: Focuses on trigger points in the nervous system to reduce pain and tension

  • Positional release: Used to relax overly-active muscles

  • Fascial release: Deep, slow kneading targets connective tissues around the muscles.

  • Swedish Massage: effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, and vibration, which all aid fluid circulation and the softening of connective tissue

  • Assisted Stretch: PNF Stretch

  • IASTM: Myofascial Decompression and Dynamic Cupping Therapy

Sports Massage:
Deep Tissue Treatment for Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts

Regular soft tissue and myofascial massage can help your body recover after intense physical activity, whether from athletic training or work-related tasks. However, engaging in these activities can cause high muscle tone leading to muscle tightness. It is especially common when adjusting to increased volume and intensity of training.

Muscle tightness can have several effects on your body, such as reducing the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to your cells, slowing down the removal of metabolites, and contributing to aches and soreness. In addition, it can cause soft tissue fatigue and pain. If left untreated, soft tissue lesions can lead to bulky connective tissue development, compromising muscle function and stiffness.

Regular deep tissue massage can help identify hypertonic muscle and active trigger points, preventing them from progressing to injury and improving soft tissue function. By incorporating regular massage into your routine, you can speed up recovery, reduce muscle tension, reduce delayed onset muscle soreness - DOMS and improve overall physical health.

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Jesse Anoraj -
Sports Massage Therapist in Los Angeles

Consider checking out Jesse Anoraj at Artisan Neuromuscular & Sports Therapy. As a local sports massage therapist in Los Angeles and  West Hollywood, I specialize in helping athletes and active individuals improve their physical performance, prevent injuries, and aid recovery. You can search online for "sports massage near me" or ask for recommendations from friends, family, or your healthcare provider to find a local sports massage therapist. Artisan Bodyworx may be the right place for you. Make sure to choose a licensed and certified sports massage therapist with experience working with athletes and individuals who engage in physical activities similar to your own for the best results. 

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Low back, knee, hips, thighs, legs, ankles, and feet

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neck, chest, shoulders, arms, wrist, elbow and back

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• Crew/rowing • Cross-country skiing • Cycling • Field events • Gymnastics • Volleyball • Wrestling • Cross Fit •  

Your go-to Local Sports Massage in your area :
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Artisan Neuromuscular & Sports Therapy 
8000 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046

"Providing sports massage treatment in the most active city in America, LA & WeHo, is a great way to help people feel good, move better, and be more resilient. So why wait? Book your appointment today and start your journey towards improved health and enhanced wellbeing."

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