Sports massage is mainly used to assist in the management and prevention of injuries before, during and after training periods. It assists athletes to keep their muscles supple and pliable and reduce the occurrence of injuries. This is a very popular treatment amongst amateur and elite athletes including Cyclists, Triathletes and Runners.
Some of the techniques used are:
- Trigger point therapy
- Transverse friction
- Facilitated stretching
- Tapotement (tapping, cupping, slapping, hacking movements)