Sports massage therapy is geared towards athletes of every kind, from world class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regime. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre – event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance and aids athletes training before and after a competition.
One of the key benefits of sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle tendon junctions. For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports Massage therapy every week or two maybe a great addition to your normal regime. It is also used for rehabilitation purposes for injured athletes to speed up the recovery process.