If good food is a treat for your taste buds, a good massage is a treat for your body and soul. The soft tissue massages concentrate on your body’s target structures including your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Therapeutic masseuses use varying techniques for targeted relief with various types of massages. These massages vary in whole range of massage depths, pressures and durations.
1. Sports massage
A sports massage is carried out not just with the understanding of general anatomy and physiology, but also with the individual client’s needs and demands of the sports they play. The massage is targeted to get the individuals in the same or better physical condition compared to when their body was stressed. This is important before the athlete returns to playing their sport again. Generally, sport massages include aggressive techniques to approach muscles more deeply.
Sports massages improve stretching of tissues which cannot be stretched with regular exercises. Specially designed sport massages reduce recovery time and facilitate maximum performance by reducing fatigue.