Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any sportsman or woman whether they are injured or not. It is a all body massage, it uses hard and brisk movements. Massage has a number of benefits both physical, physiological and psychological. It can maintain the body generally in better condition. Prevent injuries and loss of mobility and flexibility. It can cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue increased tissue permeability. Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods therefor boost performance. Pain reduction, tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain. Massage helps reduce this in many ways including releasing the bodies endorphins. This massage should be in place shortly before a sport challenge as a warm up, or after 1-2 hours, sport activity to speed the relaxation. Sport massage can extend the overall life of your sporting career. Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Sport massage is similar to Swedish massage, but use stronger and faster movements.