How it works
Sports massage involves direct manipulation of soft tissues, inactive muscles, or trigger points in the nervous system.
Qualified massage therapists achieve this with locking or stretching the muscles, kneading of muscles with one’s hands. This is best used together with mobility and recovery training through functional movement.
Sports massage, as part of an overall training program, can decrease usual recovery time from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS can arise after heavier than usual or new forms of training. It can help prevent injuries from occurring while increasing endurance and performance.
If you have suffered an injury, sports massage can help speed up the recovery process. Sports massage uses a tailored manipulation of muscles to help release tension, relieve increased muscle tone, aid relaxation, reduce stress, and decrease fatigue.