What is Sports Massage Therapy?

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DEFINITION – What is a Sports Massage Therapist?

A sports massage therapist is a practitioner of massage who deals exclusively with sports-related injury and with athletes.


BREAKING DOWN – Sports Massage Therapist

Using a wealth of knowledge and experience, the sports massage therapist’s job is to correctly identify the source of the discomfort experienced by the client, and deliver a massage to condition the muscles or to reduce pain.


What makes a sports massage therapist differ from a regular massage therapist, is their specialty in dealing with sports-related afflictions and injury. However, they are often employed to condition the muscles of athletes too, which means preparing the body for upcoming strenuous physical activity. 


As well as preventative and restorative purposes, sports massage can also be used for maintenance of the body. This means keeping the muscles relaxed and keeping the body in its optimal state to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury during exercise.


After a race or general participation in physical activity, it is common for athletes to seek muscle recovery through the help of a sports massage therapist. Sports massage can be very effective in reducing tension in the muscles and relaxing them after extended use and exertion.


The use of sports massage to aid recovery and condition the muscles can be traced all the way back to the Romans, and has proven itself over time to be an effective means of staying on top of injury prevention and keeping the body performing at its best.


The science behind the efficacy of sports massage centres around increased blood flow and nutrients reaching the muscles, less tension, and improved overall mood.


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