Massage Sports massage is a form of massage, which utilizes specific
strokes and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical
conditioning with less chance of injury or pain.
This therapy uses the following techniques to achieve these aims.
Compression – a simple pumping action directed
deep into the core of the belly of the muscle. Applied with quick rhythmic
action using palm, loose fist, fingertips, or ulnar side of hand.
Circular friction used most often applied with full palm or fingers.
Used after compression.
Jostling -rhythmic picking up of the tissue, filling the hand and tossing
the tissue back and forth
Trembling in arms or hands that is transferred to the client
Rhythmic cupping, striking, beating, and hacking.
contraction and relaxation of the muscles.
Effleurage and Petrissage massage strokes.
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Whether you are just starting a work out program or are in training for
an event, you will benefit. Swimmers, weight lifters, runners, golfers,
ball players, skaters, dancers, tennis players, musicians and boxers,
as well as weekend athletes, have benefited from sports massage.
are the Common Causes of Sports Injuries?
Injuries are commonly experienced when someone has just started training,
overstrains, fails to sufficiently warm-up, receives trauma or has muscular
imbalances, poor flexibility, mineral deficiencies or inadequate endurance.
How Can Sports Massage Help in My Rehabilitation?
Sports Massage can: • Areas of stress in other muscles, created through compensating
for an injury, can be eased with a regular sports massage regime.
• Sports massage can partially compensate for a lack of exercise
during inactivity while recovering from injury.
• Sports massage is also used to relieve muscular spasms and fatigue-related
• Accelerate the healing process
• Increase range of motion
• Reduce swelling, bruising, pain and adhesions