Sports massage is a form of bodywork that is geared towards athletes. It is primarily used to help prevent repetitive and acute sports injuries. It is also used to prepare the body for athletic activity and help maintain the human body in its optimal condition, especially when training loads and training volumes increase. In this way, sports massage can help athletes to recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massages can also help the athlete as they “deload” before an important competition. This ensures that their body is prepared for the upcoming event.
People who suffer from the following conditions or disorders should consult a doctor before participating in a sports massage: acute infectious disease, aneurysm, heavy bruising, cancer, hernia, high blood pressure, inflammation due to tissue damage, osteoporosis, phlebitis, varicose veins, and certain skin conditions.