For sports persons, sports massage can benefit in a number of ways. Not only can it be used for injury prevention and rehabilitation but it can also benefit before, during and after a sporting event, by preparing the body and aiding its recovery. This is achieved through the following physiological effects:
Sports massage also has many psychological benefits which can assist in the mental preparation for a sporting event.
However, sports massage is not only beneficial to those who participate in sport. Throughout our lives our bodies are subjected to various physical and emotional stresses that can cause damage to the muscles and soft tissues of the body. This damage can impair it from functioning correctly and cause an imbalance in the muscles, which can often result in pain. Sports massage is designed to restore the normal or optimum levels of function and to prevent future injury.
Sports massage can help with conditions such as: