What is a Sports Massage?
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense than therapeutic massage. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu.
The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.
What are the benefits and effects?
There are three areas where sports massage is used to benefit athletes.