Sports massage consists of specialized Swedish techniques and assisted stretching that aid the athlete in achieving maximum physical performance. When administered before physical activity, it can help protect against pain and injuries, while boosting performance. Following physical exertion, massage enhances the effectivness of energy creators (mitochondria) while also producing natural pain-relieving effect by reducing proteins (cytokines) that create inflammation. Sports massage is used by professional athletes, dancers, and performers as well as by anyone who wishes to use his or her body at peak efficiency.
Therapists with training in Sports Massage: Maggie Wissert