Sports massage was designed to assist athletes with their demanding exercise regime. It helps improve their sporting performance, reduces the risk of injury and aids recovery. However, it is proven to be an effective therapy for those who don’t engage in sport and simply have physically demanding lives.
Its primary purpose is to break down tension held in the soft tissue which is interfering with the function of the muscle. The tension can cause pain or weakness and restrict range of motion.
It involves manipulating the soft tissue with hands-on techniques in order to correct any imbalances that are caused by overuse or trauma to the skeletal muscle.