Sports massage is suitable for everyone. Sports massage is not just for athletes it can help anyone who has tension or would like to maintain an active lifestyle it is similar to a deep tissue massage. A sports massage therapist has a high level of training so can identify and help reduce tightness in muscles and in turn reduce stiffness and pain. Massage, applied skilfully, is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.
These muscle imbalances may develop and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause the athlete discomfort or impede performance. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help the sports person maintain a much healthier physical state.It may therefore be reasonably claimed that one of the greatest benefits of sports massage is in helping prevent injury.