Massage Services To Keep Contemporary Athletes Injury Free

Active Bodywork Injury & Sports Therapy offers a comprehensive range of services, all tailored to your unique needs. With our specialized therapy services, we improve physical performance of athletes by reducing inflammation, improving flexibility, and removing scar tissue. Our team of therapy specialists can help people recover from sports-related injuries, workplace injuries, poor posture, repetitive motion injuries, and many other injury types, no matter the cause. We are the premier provider of massage and neurokinetic therapy in the Sacramento area, and we stand ready to help you recover through the use of bodywork and treatment options. For people in Sacramento and surrounding communities, the experts at Active Bodywork can help you lead pain-free, active lives. Active Bodywork is proud to offer the following services:


We will remove scar tissue and improve your mobility and body function.


We will apply precise pressure and movement to help release your muscle and pain.


We can get you ready for a sporting event. Keeping you healthy training and recovering.


Assessing and providing a treatment plan for your injury or pain.


We help turn on muscles that have been shut off.


Through long deep passes we will bring back your bodies alignment.


Movement with pressure will release your soft tissue and relieve pain.


Applying tape to help your body function optimally.


Finding the right spots that are putting you in pain.


RockTape turns down the volume on pain.


Maintenance massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States.

Active Release Technique – Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented massage technique that involves the movement of muscles and ligaments while the therapist actively presses on the affected areas. This reduces muscle adhesions and scar tissue that can compromise performance. Each Active Release Therapy treatment is specific to the individual’s needs, resulting in increased mobility and relief from pain and discomfort.

Deep Tissue Massage – This massage treatment targets the underlying muscle layers in the patient’s body, breaking down adhesions that can lead to pain and reduced mobility. This form of massage therapy is especially beneficial to those suffering from chronic pain in the neck, back, legs, and shoulders. Injuries from repetitive motion can also be successfully treated with this method. Deep finger pressure and slow strokes are hallmarks of this therapeutic technique.

Fascial Movement Taping – This specialized treatment method uses kinesiology tape, sometimes referred to as RockTape, to help support injured muscles and tendons. Properly placed, the tape can interrupt pain signals to the brain, resulting in decreased discomfort. Kinesiology taping can boost endurance, promote blood flow to muscles, and delay muscle fatigue by decompressing the taped area and distributing stress forces to the surrounding tissues. Developed in Japan, fascial movement taping quickly spread to the athletic community due to its positive effects in treating injuries and improving body performance.

Injury Treatment – Athletes with sports-related injuries can benefit from the advanced injury treatment methods provided by Active Bodywork. This is a set of massage techniques suited to helping patients recover from muscle tears, sprains, and overuse injuries, reducing pain and improving mobility to help speed rehabilitation efforts. Our experts can apply a number of massage therapies to boost circulation to the injured area, release tension, and break up adhesions that are the source of discomfort. Injury treatment also helps those with chronic issues like lower back pain, sciatica, and tension headaches, giving relief in as little as one treatment.

Neurokinetic Therapy – this novel treatment method uses a combination of motor control theory and muscle testing by the massage therapist. When a muscle is damaged, the body adjusts movement patterns, using different muscles to complete the function performed by the damaged area. This can lead to weakness and poor performance. By manipulating the muscles as they work, the therapist can detect muscles that are dysfunctional or weak and help the body redirect motor control signals to the healed muscles. This treatment method is often used in conjunction with support belts. Neurokinetic therapy can reduce tightness in the lower back and hips, signs of compensation for weak abdominal or thigh muscles.

Structural Integration – the therapists at Active Bodywork specialize in this practice, which blends soft-tissue manipulation with sensorimotor education to improve muscle function. Sometimes referred to as “Rolfing” in honor of its developer, Ida Rolf, this therapy incorporates muscle and fascia manipulation with movement education for the whole body, improving balance and performance. This treatment method can help reduce muscle imbalances and reduce pain when applied.

Myofascial Release – pain can originate from the connective tissues in and around muscles. Myofascial release is a treatment method that uses deep tissue manipulation to improve circulation, reducing the tightness and compromised range of motion fascial injuries may impart. Our expert therapists work the affected tissues with elbows, knuckles, or tools to apply pressure, and this method can be used in conjunction with gentle stretching exercises.

Sports Massage – nothing feels better than a massage after an athletic event. Not only does it feel good, but sports massage can also speed up recovery and ward off injuries before they can compromise performance. Our therapists are athletes, too, and they understand the best ways to use this therapeutic method for fellow athletes. This technique incorporates stretching exercises and deep tissue massage for maximum benefit.

Pregnancy Massage – pregnant women can experience soreness, fatigue, and muscle pain from carrying the extra weight. Our massage therapists engage in a novel treatment method called Pregnancy Massage, helping to reduce discomfort and ensure range of motion. Massage during pregnancy is safe and effective, lowering stress hormones and promoting improved blood flow to tissues. This form of massage can also reduce edema or swelling in the legs as well as to reduce the pain arising from sciatic nerve pressure.

Trigger Point Therapy – trigger points are areas of the body that are tight and painful to the touch, usually resulting from a sports or repetitive-motion injury. These trigger points may refer pain to other parts of the body. The talented therapists at Active Bodywork use a method that incorporates pressure and release techniques to target these painful areas. The pressure and manipulation break down adhesions and tightness, reducing pain in as little as one session.

We specialize in helping people recover from events, sports injuries, and workplace injuries. We can help reverse injuries caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and poor lifting habits. We have gift certificates available. Active Bodywork (916) 621-6425