Massage techniques such as sports massage, trigger point therapy and PNF stretching combined for an overall curative approach.
Sports Massage; originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training.
Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
When Should I Get A Sports Massage?
A sports massage is a good choice if you have a specific problem — a tender knee from running, for instance.
It is also be a good idea to see a movement therapist, who can help you identify and correct the movement pattern that might be causing your injury in the first place.
What are the Benefits of Sports Massage?
Many benefits from sports massage have been reported based on experience and observation. Some of the benefits are to the mind (psychological) and some are to the body (physiological).
Many different movements and techniques are used in sports massage.
Examples of these techniques include; Swedish style massage, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), vibration, gliding, stretching, percussion and trigger points.