How Sports Massage Works
During sports massage treatment, superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue are targeted using various techniques. These techniques may include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, PNF stretching, and other modalities in order to promote recovery and healing of injuries, pain relief, and enhanced function to the targeted tissues.
Why Use Sports Massage
When used for pre-event preparation, sports massage warms the tissues up and ‘awakens’ them. Post-event sports massage is used for recovery, and can be performed immediately after your event/activity, or up to a few days after. Sports massage is often used in the middle of an event or sport if any issues arise, such as cramping or any number of injuries in order to get the athlete back playing their sport.
When To Use Sports Massage
Many people schedule sports massages regularly throughout their training routines in order to help with the ‘wear and tear’ on their body. It is very beneficial in keeping your tissues loose, flexible and performing at their best in order to help the athlete reach their goals, and by also reducing the risk of any injuries that could pop up from over-training.
Whatever your needs, sports massage is beneficial for people of all activity levels, from elite professionals, weekend warriors, or recreational athletes.