You have been dedicating many hours to your sport, working diligently at cutting seconds off your finishing times. Still, you don’t feel like you are performing at the level you would like. After your hard workouts, you find that your recovery takes longer than it used to, but you attribute that to your age.
Whether you are an elite athlete putting in countless hours of training, or you are new to your sport, massage is a great way to assist with achieving your fitness goals. Sports massage helps you to obtain your optimal performance by assisting with your warm ups, recovery, general maintenance and injury prevention. There are four types of sports massage: pre-event, post-event, recovery, maintenance, and injury rehab.
Each type is specified by specific techniques and are determined by identifying the specific goal for the massage. This is generally discussed at the beginning of your session.