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10 good reasons to enjoy an after-ski massage in Chamonix

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy winter. But a sprain or back pain can be a very unpleasant après-ski experience.

If you want to avoid injuries while enjoying long days of skiing on the slopes, consider a massage. Massage can be an excellent solution for your aching muscles after a hard day of skiing, and can help improve your fitness for skiing.

We all know that a week spent happily shredding fresh powder is often accompanied by pain. Sometimes, ignoring these pains for too long can even lead to more serious injuries. It is important to reduce pain in the early stages to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem, and massage can help you.

Common ski injuries

Although skiing is very popular all over the world, it is one of the leisure sports to be practiced in good shape. The most common ski accident is a knee injury – which accounts for about 35% of all ski related injuries – often caused by a twisting movement when falling. Upper body injuries such as thumb sprains and shoulder injuries are also common.

Injury prevention for skiers

There are several ways to prevent injuries on slopes. Improving your fitness before the ski season will help you to be more flexible, and to have a better balance.
But, you are always likely to have pain points and pains after a hard day of skiing. So how can you speed up your recovery time and prevent serious injuries?

Benefits of massage for skiers

Massage has many advantages for skiers who want to recover quickly. Indeed, getting a massage in the middle of a week of skiing helps to tune your body and make it work at its optimal level. Many studies show that massages contribute to:

1. Reduce muscle pain and tension
Sports massage helps you relax these tired muscles after a hard day of skiing.
2. Reduce recovery time
Deep tissue massage promotes muscle recovery after intense activity, allowing you to return to the slopes more quickly.
3. Improve muscle flexibility
Massage can make you more flexible, which can help prevent common ski injuries.
4. Improving traffic flow
Nordic massage techniques improve blood circulation, keeping you warm and your muscles oxygenated.
5. Improve joint range of motion
Sports massage techniques target tissues and ligaments around the joints, giving you more mobility when you pursue your partner down the slope.
6. Increase relaxation and improve sleep quality
You will rest after a soothing post-ski massage. Sleep will come quickly
7. Reduce anxiety
The soothing effect of the massage will also help to relieve you if you are anxious
8. Lower blood pressure
You can improve your heart health with an anti-stress massage, which will have a beneficial effect on blood pressure
9. Improve proprioception (awareness of body positioning)
Sports massage techniques can help improve your body awareness, which is essential when skiing.
10. Enjoy an exceptional setting
Whether you are at home, or at your hotel, we travel. You can also come to the office.
Skiers can enjoy a wide variety of massages, including deep massages, Swedish massages and sports massages. Pre-ski massage can help warm up the muscles and relax them to work at their best. Post-ski massage is an essential tool to relieve muscle and joint pain.

While you are preparing your ski holiday in Chamonix, make sure to book a massage after a day on the slopes. Your muscles will thank you.

Top things to do in Chamonix in the winter

We shortlist the best things to do in Chamonix in the winter. There are many other attractions that are worth to be seen in our great skiing resort.

Aiguille Du Midi

A Chamonix must do is to take The Aiguille du Midi cable car thatleaves from the centre of Chamonix Town. There is a restaurant at the top of the Aiguille du Midi which is one is one of the highest restaurants in the world, with amazing regional food as well as a cafeteria. Definitely worth to be seen !

Step in the void
This is a glass skywalk at the top of the Aigulle du Midi, at more than 3840 mts above the level of the see, the highest attraction in Europe. Vertigo sufferers shall not vivit it ! A glass box has been installed on this Chamonix peak, and you can enjoy a real amazing experience.

Chamonix historic center
Chamonix is a really nice city and its setting, with great mountains surrounding it, is just amazing. During the winter, under the snow, it looks like a giant piece of cake. It features many bars and restaurants. It is located in the French Alps, so the food is as amazing. It goes without saying that as an attraction to people used to fine resturants, Megeve lives up to a reputation of taste and refinement with great contemporary and traditional cuisines. The town is busy and has lively nightlife with an amazing range of shops, and for those looking for a more relaxing atmosphere there is a cinema, a bowling alley, an ice rink and a large sports centre with an indoor pool.
The Chamonix casino is perfect for a night out. The casino has slot machines and it also offers games such as Roulette, or Black Jack .

Winter walking in Chamonix
Chamonix has many kms of marked footpaths. Walkers can also use the chairlifts for access to the footpaths.

The vallee blanche
As the most famous off-piste ski run in the world, the Vallee Blanche features a 18km journey with 2800m of vertical descent through some of the worlds most stunning mountain scenaries. This great ski journey can be undertaken in a short day by skiers of suitable ability. A descent of the Vallee Blanche is often the highlight of a ski trip to Chamonix and will provide a truly memorable experience.

Chamonix skiing
Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged in the last 20 years as the capital of all-mountain skiing. Despite its reputation for steep runs and extreme off-piste terrain, the Chamonix Valley has 155kms of piste for any level of skiing. Beginners can ski at Le Tour or Les Houches. Intermediate skiers can enjoy the long slopes of La Flegere and the Brevent. The Grands Montets offers the ultimate skiing experience for more experienced skiers. Chamonix is also home to the Vallee Blanche, probably the most famous off-piste run down over the glaciers that descend from the Mont Blanc.

Mont Blanc
The Mont Blanc also called, Monte Bianco, is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus range. Obviously, a classic in Chamonix that you will see from downtown Cham if you cannot climb it !

You don’t ski ? – don’t worry: you can enjoy a massage
There are many, many things to do in Chamonix. There are antique stores, art galleries, an ice rink, an indoor pool, and you can also pamper yourself with one of our amazing massages ! Massage Chamonix brings you same-day massages, at your hotel, or at your home. Enjoy our home demand massage in Chamonix.

Getting to Chamonix from Geneva airport with Transfers and Buses

On a ski weekend or during your skiing holidays, choosing the right transportation to get to Chamonix is vital if you want to relax, maximize your time on the slopes, and get your first-class massage in the Valley.

There are many ways to get to Chamonix from Geneva Airport. Here you will find the information you need to make your journey as hassle-free as possible, and to receive your first massage as early as possible !
It is easy to get to Chamonix ski resort from Geneva. Chamonix is located 80 km southeast of Geneva, and driving time is about one hour via the A40 motorway. Chamonix is also located 226 km from Lyon. The journey from Geneva to Chamonix takes a bit longer with a shuttle transfer, between 1h 10 and 1h 30, depending on weather conditions and on day time, making it an ideal destination for short breaks, and long weekends.

Airport Transfers to Chamonix from Geneva Airport

Buses to Chamonix from Geneva Airport

Chamonix is also connected to Geneva with buses.Regular routes between Chamonix and Geneva are available at SAT Montblanc.

Geneva airport is one of the major airport for skiing in France, and Chamonix is one of the most popular resorts close to it. A short transfer can make all the difference to your enjoyment of your stay in Chamonix. And no, we don’t provide our classic massage with essential oils in shuttles!

Le Pas dans le Vide, a unique experience in Chamonix


Since December 21 , thrill’s lovers can enjoy a new attraction at the Aiguille du Midi

The site of the Aiguille du Midi is a classic of Chamonix. The site of the Aiguille du Midi is the starting point for many hikes in the mountains, including climbing Mont Blanc. This rocky outcrop which rises up to 3842 m has a worldwide reputation and ” Le Pas dans le Vide” allows us to live this grand panorama intensely .  The current cable car, the Aiguille du Midi, was built between 1951-1955 .

Since it is a transparent platform, it is now possible to admire the peaks of Mont Blanc with the amazing feeling of being in space, with over 1000m under the feet  . The “Le Pas dans le Vide” allows visitors to be suspended in the air and enjoy magnificent landscapes … A live safely experience.

Work began  more than two years , during the fall of 2011. The “Le Pas dans le Vide” is made of a metal frame with 5 glass plates , composed of 3 layers of tempered glass 12mm thickness that are totally unbreakable.

Like a bird…in Chamonix

Some beautiful soul attached a camera to an eagle’s back and captured the majestic flight that a human’s large, dense bones will never experience. (even in a a wingsuit).

YouTube user Srachi recently uploaded the truly amzing clip above, taken from a camera strapped to the back of an eagle flying through Mer de Glace, in Chamonix, France.

This video that might,  have been taken by a GoPro or similarly small camera strapped to an eagle soaring above Chamonix, France, is quickly going viral.

The Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 2013 is back in Chamonix

The Ultra Trail Mont Blanc is back on august 26th, and once again Chamonix will be the center of attention with this amazing competition.

Over the course of three days, participants of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc cover a total of 166kms, 3 countries, 7 valleys, 71 glaciers and 400 summits, experiencing a difference in altitude of 9400 metres. This race is a true test of endurance, a combination of pleasure/pain, highs and lows.

The trail begins and ends at Chamonix but you can catch sight of the runners as they pass through Les Houches, Les Contamines, Les Chapieux, Courmayeur, La Fouly, Champex, Trient, Vallorcine, and Flegere. Each of these areas celebrates the achievement of the runners by holding a fete with concerts, barbeques and general encouragement, clapping and cheering as the runners pass by.

For us lesser mortals, it is possible to take a similar tour of Mont Blanc over a period of 8 to 10 days, staying in mountain refuges and hopping on the odd bus if necessary! Many people come to Chamonix each year to do just that, the scenery is quite spectacular and you really do feel on top of the world. Read more