Sports massage is a massage technique used for athletes and people who work out regularly. Not only Olympic champions, but also the people that work out in the gym or go running can benefit from sports massage. Besides treating injuries or cramps, sports massage can help athletes both before and after their work out.
Before the work out sports massage can help warm up muscles and improve blood circulation to make sure the chance on injuries and cramps is decreased. Besides that it can help an athlete relax or focus on the work out. After the work out a sports massage can help recover the athlete and push out waste products in order to keep the athlete healthy. Sport massage uses different massage techniques designed to improve the training before and after the work out. It uses techniques from deep tissue massage to relax muscles and treat muscle aches. Only qualified sports masseuses can give a sports massage in order to meet every need the athlete has.