Sports massage aims to address imbalances in the soft tissue. Strain or injury can result from repetitive movements. Sports massage can be beneficial before or after exercise to help enhance performance, prevent injury, or aid recovery from injury.
Sports massage was developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. However, contrary to what the name suggests, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons and can be beneficial for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.