How Does A Sports Massage Affect Your Body?

A sports massage can help soothe your aching body, improve blood flow and circulation, reduce muscle soreness, alleviate tension in the muscles and relieve stress. It is not uncommon for someone to experience relief from headaches or neck pain after receiving a therapeutic sports massage. If you are involved in any sport that places strain on certain parts of the body – such as running or cycling – it’s important to give those areas some extra TLC by receiving regular massages.


A well-trained therapist pays close attention to how they apply pressure during a treatment session. They will often use their hands and fingers along with Swedish Massage techniques like circular rubbing movements over the skin of tight muscles (such as knots) until they feel them soften up and release.

Four Types Of Sports Massage

  • Pre-Event Sports Massage

Administered four hours before an event and targeted at the body sections that will be involved in the activity. It has the ability to either stimulate or soothe a worried athlete. It adds to an athlete’s warm-up and helps them perform at their best.

  • Post-Event Sports Massage 

Given four hours after a competition or training session, it aids in the normalization of the body’s tissues. It aids in the relaxation of muscles, the removal of waste products, and the circulation of nutrients. It reduces healing time and prevents muscular discomfort after workout.

  • Training Sports Massage 

Used between training sessions to speed up recovery and lessen the chance of injury. It can be used to relieve tension, inflammation, or small injuries before they become a problem.

  • Rehabilitative Sports Massage

Sports massage for rehabilitative purposes aids in the rehabilitation of sports injuries. It can aid to relieve pain and restore health to the body. It works by reducing inflammation, breaking down scar tissue, and restoring muscle and tendon flexibility. It lowers the risk of re-injury.

Who should be treated for a sports massage?

Athletes aren’t the only ones who benefit from sports massages. Sports massage is a good massage therapy for anyone who needs soft tissue mobilization or remedial massage. Sports massage is effective after surgery, in conjunction with physiotherapy, osteopathy, or chiropractic, or as a health benefit in the workplace.

People who participate in sports might use a sports massage on a regular basis as part of their training routine. Sports massage can also help you improve your performance. Although the name suggests a sporty audience, massage therapy is suitable for everybody.

What to expect after a sports massage?

After a sports massage, you may experience some discomfort as the muscles release and regain their natural elasticity. You should expect to feel less stiffness in joints like your wrists or between vertebrae of your spine.

A full-body sports massage is not only good for athletes but anyone who spends hours sitting at a desk each day due to its ability to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension around the neck which can lead to headaches.”

You may also notice an improved range of motion after receiving a sports massage from someone with extensive training in helping people recover from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndromes and lymphedema (a buildup of fluid). A therapist will focus on areas that are tightest instead of trying to massage every muscle in your body.

Sports massage can be an effective way to relieve pain and soreness after a hard workout. If you need help finding the right sports therapist, let us know! We’ll connect you with qualified professionals that are available in your area. Contact Us today for more information on how we can help make sure you get a great sports massage experience every time.