Sports massage is an effective form of physical therapy for active sports people or those recovering from a soft tissue injury. It can help relieve muscle tension and restore balance to the soft tissue. The therapy involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, isolating individual muscle groups using specific techniques. Sports massage can enhance the sports person's performance, lessening the chance of injury as well as helping with recovery after taking part in sports events.
Sports massage promotes healing, relieves pain, reduces swelling, improves flexibility, increases circulation, improves range of movement of the joints, removes waste products, reduces anxiety and prepares the athlete for the challenge ahead. It can be used just before or after an event as well as to support training on a long term basis.