Sports Massage

A sports massage is a type of Swedish massage that often concentrates on a specific area where a client might be experiencing pain, such as a stiff neck and shoulders. Some sports massage movements are designed to help stimulate circulation, break down adhesions and increase the range of motion.

Since a sports massage emphasizes prevention and promotes healing of muscle injuries, it is important to discuss areas of concern with a client. This allows the therapist to diagnose problem areas and provide therapy to any issues or problems during the massage.

There are four different types of sports massages, including a pre-event sports massage, a post-event sports massage, a restorative massage and a rehabilitative massage.

Career in sports massage

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