Sportmassage by Gin
in Amsterdam Noord
What is a sportmassage?
Muscles and soft tissues are manipulated towards pain relief and tension relief with different massage techniques. The webbing of the fascia is softened, muscles are lengthened and triggerpoints are treated.
Although the massage can be though, most people leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and more loose.
The benefits of a sportmassage
- Reducing muscle tension
- Eases muscle pain
- Releases triggerpoints
- Prevent injuries
- Accelerates muscle recovery
- Enhances blood circulation
- Speeds up excretion of waste products
Sportmassage by Gin
Massage education and certifications
Triggerpoint performance, hip & lower back – June 2014
Classical massage- 10 May- 2 June 2016
Headache massage specialization – 2 juli 2016
Back, Neck and shoulder specialization – 27 August 2016
Lower back specialization – 18 Oktober 2016
Elastic taping 28 Oktober – 4 November 2016
NGS Sportmassage 18 November 2016 – June 2017
NGS Certified Sport masseuse -Dutch association for Sports massage
Yoga Massage, Mood Massages, February – March 2020
Performance stretch specialist Level 1, San Diego – June 2022
Recertified NGS sportmassage – December 2022
Masterclass Deep Tissue + Thai stretching, Wassa Lakkham, Berlin 4-5 Oktober 2023
Who needs a sportmassage?
What these people have in common are stiff muscles, muscles knots that radiate pain and even an overall rigid body that is not allowing you to move freely.
A sportsmassage is good for
- Stiff shoulders
- Low back pain
- Tired muscles
- Neck pain caused by stress
- After intense physical exercise
- After a running competition
- After a airplane ride
- Heavy feeling legs
60 minutes: time for multiple areas or bigger bodyparts [whole back] [calfs + hamstrings + glutes on both sides] [neck+ upperback + shoulders]
90 minutes: time for [quads +hamstrings+calfs+back]
These are just some examples.
Book a massage
with the online agenda
Call / text / email
You can also call, text or email me. +31 622 059 660
Only a sportmassage can be booked with the online agenda. Contact me for other types of bookings or question you may have.
- Tikkie (Dutch bank account needed)
- By card
- Mobile wallets
Frequently asked questions
How often should you get a massage
If you’re someone who likes to workout a lot or do regular heavy physical work. Getting a massage every week or every other week is a good regime.
If you have been having problems with muscle tension, stiffness and knots for quite some time, you need to have multiple sessions. You need to plan your next appointment before the muscles start tensing up again, so you can break down and get a little deeper each time. For this situation it’s best to go between 2 and 4 days for the next session.
Is a sportmassage painful?
How painful a sportsmassage is, depends on the person. How high is you pain threshold? In what kind of state is your body? Are you able to relax if you take deep slow breaths? Just remember that you can always signal or tell the masseur; this is to much for me.
What is the difference between deep tissue massage and sportmassage
When we compare the two studies, we see that a sportsmassge has a longer learning period.
A deep tissue massage course is about 1 full day class with a workload of 4 hours per week, during 1 month. So 4 days and 16 hour study load.
A sportsmassage course has about 17 full day classes. And 6 hour study load per week during a period of 8 to 9 months. So that’s 17 days and 234 hour study load. It also requires a portfolio, first aid certification and an internship. There will be a national exam hold by NGS with both theoretical and practical exam. To keep your licence, you need to upkeep massage education and work hours.
What are muscles knots?
If the contcration upholds for a longer period, it tend to get worse and worse. This is because muscles need blood filled with oxygen. The oxygen is needed to convert energy to movement. The waste that is created after conversion needs to be taken away by the blood flow. So when there is little blood flow, waste tends to build up in those rigid spots. There still needs to be lot’s of research to investigate assumptions that we have about muscle knots. One thing is clear: knots are bothersome. Triggerpoint can cause pain, stiffness and spasms.
30, 60 of 90min? Which duration is best for me?
Choose 60min if you want a massage for the front and the back of the legs.
Choose 30min if you’d like a massage for one leg or one shoulder.
Choose 90min if you want a massage for the front and back of the legs and the back.
Full body massage is not possible in 90minutes.
If you need help choosing the right time span, just send me a text or email.
Physiotherapy or sportmassage?
If you’re not sure who you need to visit, just contact me with any questions.
What is Fascia?
What to do against muscle cramps
Locatie sportmassages Amsterdam noord
Ko van Dijkhof 71