Sports massage is a deep form of soft tissue mobilization.
Sports massage involve a wide range of techniques that include effleurage, kneading, wringing, hacking, myofascial release and trigger pointing. A sports massage is used for general relaxation of the muscular skeletal system as well as being directed towards any problem areas. Sports massage helps relieve muscular tension, break down adhesions, mobilize soft tissues and reduce pain. The remedial effects of sports massage are beneficial post-surgery, alongside physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic, or as a health benefit within an office environment.
Within a sporting context, people who participate in sport can use a sports massage as a regular part of their training program. Sports massage is also effective as a performance enhancement. Although the name implies a sporting clientele, it is a massage treatment appropriate to all.
Benefits of Sports Massage
- Reduced delayed onset muscle soreness
- Decreased pain
- Increase muscle flexibility
- Improved recovery
- Maximize Performance
- Prevents Injury