Sports Massage therapy is also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a hands on passive physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain, disability and improve function. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Sports massage therapy techniques were originally developed to help athletes condition their bodies for peak performance, recover post game and improve functional ability during game or sport play. Sports massage therapy emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons, as well as addressing any injuries that occur during sport activities.
You don’t have to be and athlete to benefit from sports massage therapy. Sports massage is also good for anybody suffering from chronic overuse injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.