Sports massage is soft tissue treatment that can assist with many types of sports injuries. Sports massage therapists use a clinical, targeted approach to address clients’ specific needs. With their understanding of joint and muscle anatomy, sports massage therapists are able to identify and work on problem areas, facilitating early recovery from either sports injury or intensive physical activity. Sports massage brings about relaxation, and also enhances athletic performance and physical recovery.

Sports massage has specific benefits, including

  • Improve blood flow
  • Facilitate removal of lactic acid
  • Increase joint range of motion and flexibility
  • Decrease muscle tension
  • Decrease risk of injury
  • Reduce recovery time after training

Conditions that can benefit from sports massage include:

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
  • Muscle tension and strain – e.g. low back pain, tennis elbow
  • Tight muscle groups – e.g. Ilio-tibial band friction syndrome
  • Recovery from intense training