Sports massage is designed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or simply function well during training. A sports massage helps in stimulating circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Sports massage can also be used in trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion.
Sports massage gives relief to people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion and is beneficial by incorporating stretching, joint movements and muscle energy techniques. Sports massage is as critical to athletes as is engine oil to a car to facilitate optimal performance.