Sports massage is a form of physical therapy in the form of massage that has been specifically tailored to the person receiving the therapy. All sports massage therapists have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and so are able to determine which type of massage is best for which type of ailment or injury. Most athletes have sports massage therapy as part of their workout or training routine, as it can be extremely beneficial for the body.
Sports therapy massage may:
• Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
• Improve muscle tone
• Improve muscle length
• Remodel scar tissue
You do not need to be an athlete, or to have been injured, to benefit from sports massage. It can also help alleviate symptoms that are caused by day to day stresses, such as tension or fatigue. Sports massage therapy can work as a preventative measure as well as a remedial or recovery one.