New for 2019! Professional Sports Recovery Massage at the Finish Line!
Certified Massage Therapists from the Canadian Sports Massage Therapist Association (CSMTA) will be on-site to assist with your post-event recovery this year.
Performed by experts in athletic injuries and treatments, a massage can help you enhance your recovery from the physical demands of your Birkie ski. CSMTA members are professionally trained to treat athletes from grassroots, to Olympic and professional level. Whether you are doing your first 13 km Birkie Tour, or your twentieth 55 km with pack, applied sport massage can greatly assist recovery time by improving blood flow, reducing lactic acid, and decreasing muscle fatigue.
Massage sessions will take place with one of four therapists in the heated green Sports Recovery Tent located in the finish line area. Please note that conditions will be “rustic”, meaning your session will not be quiet nor private. Please ensure you have dry clothes on before your appointment to prevent getting a chill.
The cost is $32 for a 20 minute session (limit to one or two areas of concern), prepaid online, or sign up at the event if spots remain. As there are limited spots available, advance sign-up online is highly recommended. If any spots remain, there will be a sign-up sheet available on-site, and payment can be made by cash only.
If you register for a massage, please follow these steps after you cross the finish line:
- Pick up your “dry bag” at the clothing tent
- Change out of your ski cloths into dry, warm clothes.
- Proceed to the Sports Recovery Tent
- Check off your name so massage therapists know you have finished your race
- Wait for the next available massage therapist
- Let your therapist know any specific area of concern (limit to one or two areas)
Grab your credit card and enjoy your massage!