What do they do in a sports massage?
Sports massage involves a wide range of techniques that include effleurage, kneading, wringing, hacking 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.
Who should get a sports massage?
Amateur and professional athletes alike use sports massage to help them recover from injuries or intensive training, reduce pain and prevent further damage – as well as to warm up, cool down or relax before or after exercise. Sports massage can help even if you don’t exercise regularly.
What is the difference with a sports massage?
Unlike the deep tissue massage, the sports massage technique mainly focuses on the areas most vulnerable to injury or stress as well as older and larger areas of built-up tension. For example, runners may need more work on their legs, while baseball pitchers may benefit from a shoulder and arm focus.
Is a sports massage full body?
Unlike a full body massage, it is likely that the therapist will focus on specific areas of the body once an assessment has been carried out prior to the treatment.