Sports massage should play a very important part in any athlete’s training programme alongside warming up and cooling down.
Through massage we can remove the build up of general aches and pains that we seem to accept due to gradual increase and intensity from our programmes and then seek to suppress it through drugs. So, benefits of sports massage lie in injury prevention.
Sports Massage is the scientific manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and therapeutic purposes. Also involving the restoration of the various structures of the body.
Sports Massage/Soft Tissue Therapy is being used more and more due to everyday Repetitive Strain, Overuse injuries, Work related injuries, tension and NOT just for sporting or active people.
In our lives we have BOTH, Positive and Negative stress and they are both important to our aspects of life and the effects it has on the body.
No discussion of either the highest quality of life or of serious health problems is complete without including all the considerations of stress.