Sports massage is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise or competition. Sports massage can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising. It uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimise the chances of injury and, if there is an injury it will aid in faster recovery.
Sports massage therapists can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise and competitive sports. Some of the common injuries are shin splints, tennis elbows, sprains and strains, corked thighs etc. Regular sports massage treatment will benefit you to train or exercise more efficiently.
Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.