The role of massage in athletics is growing. It is a very common occurrence to see sports massage therapists at events ranging from 5K fun runs to the Olympic games.
Sports massage involves the application of therapeutic massage and stretching to assist an athlete’s performance and recovery from activity. However, there are different types of sports massage based on when you give the massage in relation to the competition. In general, there are four different categories of sports massage: pre-event, post-event, general sports and injury-specific.
Further, many athletes make massage part of their pre-game ritual. When they come in for their pre-event massage.
An inter-event massage has been shown to improve muscle recovery between repeated bouts of strenuous exercise,
Sports massage has been shown to be very effective in rehabilitating athletes