Tightness: Sports massage can be used to treat general or specific muscle tightness, which can be caused by a number of reasons, but in many cases massage can help reduce this, resulting in reduced pain and stiffness, and an improvement in movement range.
Injuries: Sports massage can be used to support and aid the body's natural healing process, as it encourages blood flow and muscle fibre repair.
Sports massage can be beneficial both before and after sports events. If you've ever suffered from DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) then a sports massage can help reduce this by reducing swelling, relaxing tightened muscles and flushing out unwanted metabolites, eg lactic acid. A post-event sports massage will be shorter than a standard one (5-10 minutes) and the therapist will use less pressure.
Pre-event massage in conjunction with a well-rounded warm up can be an effective way to prepare you for whatever activity you're about to perform. Again, this would be shorter in duration and less pressure would be applied than for a standard massage.
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