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Sports Massage

 

Sports massage covers pre-event, post-event and intramural massage. There is also sports related massage where, depending on the sport, particular muscle groups are targeted.

Sports massage is great for prevention of injury as well as recovery from high performance activity.Techniques used are effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, “kneading”, “squeezing”, “wringing”, cross fibre frictions, trigger point therapy and  an active/passive stretching technique.

The practice of sports massage seeks to treat injuries before they become severe or debilitating. Also to see increased flexibility,healthy muscle and tendons helps to prevent those injuries from  happening in the first place

Benefitis of sport massage:

Increased joint range of motion

Increased flexebility

Increased elimination of exercise waste products

Increased sense of well-being

Decreased muscle tension

Decreased chance of injury

Decreased recovery time between workouts