Sports Massage by appropriately trained individuals can be used to relieve muscle tension, promote recovery from activity and restore balance to the muscular system. Many athletes will develop training programmes/schedules that include regular massage and believe it can help recovery from sport as well as injury prevention. This type of massage is often much deeper than a “regular massage” and can produce slight muscle soreness after treatment.
Soft Tissue Release
Whilst sports massage is used to relieve muscle tension, therapists can use a number of different techniques including Assisted Stretching, Trigger Point Release (relief of trigger points within muscles), and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) to name a few. Muscle energy techniques use targeted contraction of muscles and stretches to increase the range of movement at a joint.