Aims to enhance performance, reduce the risk of injury, and speed up recovery time for injured athletes. It is performed to ease muscle tension, improve circulation and increase mobility. Sports massages are said to have psychological benefits by preparing the athlete for competition and aiding recovery afterwards.
A massage before an event involves stretching muscles to improve flexibility and circulation which is important for injury prevention. Post-event treatments aims to loosen muscles that have become stiff during competition and to aid relaxation. .
Weekly maintenance sports massages eases pain brought about by intensive training and keeps muscles flexible and in good health for forthcoming competition.