Whether performing on a track or field with your team-mates, participating in sports can be an exhilarating and rewarding achievement. Many people participate in sport for the love of fitness, a drive to compete, or simply to finish a distance race, anyone who is active is sports strives to care for their body.
Many people seek sports massage therapy regularly to help them perform their best and reach personal goals.
Sports massage is treatment given with the understanding not only of anatomy and physiology but also of the particular demands placed upon the body by the client and their specific sport.
Sports massage is done with the principal mandate of returning you to your desired sports activity with the same or an even better level of function. Sports massages can include more aggressive techniques that approach muscles more deeply.
Sports massage will often utilise a variety of modalities such as remedial massage, trigger point therapy, cross fibre techniques and deep tissue work. Primarily though, the difference lies with function. That is, returning you to your chosen activity in optimal functional.
How Does a Sports Massage Differ to Regular Massage?
Regular massage usually means those treatments offered at beauty spas or relaxation clinics. Both environments offer valid treatment for overworked, stressed muscles. However, sports and remedial massage differs in both its purpose and the techniques used. While nearly all massage therapists can perform regular massage, only those with specific sports massage skills are adequately equipped to perform a sublime sports massage.