Sports massage is known as the management, adjustment and rehabilitation of the bodies’ soft tissues. It works with the bodies’ muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia with general massage stokes, deep specific work, stretching, trigger pointing and muscle energy techniques.
As a therapy it used by the elite sportsman or woman right through to those who train on a more casual basis.
It’s a useful part of training as it aids recovery, helps improve flexibility and assists in reducing risk of injury. The benefits of sports massage tend to be accumulative, as regular treatments allow you to train to your full potential and recover optimally. It’s also useful for those of us who suffer with stress and tension or in conjunction with other treatment as a form of rehabilitation for strains, sprains or even post operative patients.