WHAT IS SPORTS
therapy and related techniques to maintain the health of an athlete and to enhance athletic
performance. The treatment is can be performed without massage oils or cream, can be done over
clothing and uses specific techniques (positional release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic
drainage, and myofascial release) and stretches to promote tissue health and recovery.
athlete, which in turn enhances their athletic abilities.
soft tissue healing.
WHAT TYPES OF CONDITIONS
CAN IT HELP TO TREAT?
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE
Sports massage can be performed as a Pre-Event, Inter-Event, Post-Event or Maintenance treatment.
Pre, Inter and Post massages are usually performed onsite during a sporting event or game. Maintenance massage should be done during training or in between events to maintain an
athlete’s physical condition, address problem areas, and enhance muscle recovery. How often a
client should receive massage depends on that client’s individual needs, training goals, and
level of activity.
At 4 Elements Massage Clinic, a “general guideline” for scheduling a maintenance sports massage should be:
techniques and stretches
To find out when Sports Massage SHOULD NOT be performed, click here.