Sports massage, like most types of massage includes hands on therapy using mild pressure to release tension in tight muscles.
Sports massage differentiates slightly by targeting functional muscle groups that require attention. Hands on soft tissue work helps encourage fresh blood flow into the area and improving the elasticity of tight muscles.
It can be used for pain relief or to improve the bodies function where muscular imbalances are affecting the movement of the body. Treating muscular imbalances is NOT just applicable to sports enthusiasts but also for postural pain, chronic pain and the prevention or recovery from a soft tissue injury