From athletes to recreational exercisers, sports massage is a popular choice with many benefits that helps you train better and helps the body achieve maximum performance whilst lowering the chance of pain and injuries.  It also leads to quicker recovery. It can be done pre- or post-performance, during training or as part of your rehabilitation.  

Some of the reported benefits of sports massage include:

  • Increased joint range of motion (ROM)
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
  • Decreased muscle spasms
  • Better sleep

Purported benefits that are not supported by research include:

  • Increased blood flow
  • Increased elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid)
  • Decreased chance of injury
  • Decreased recovery time between workouts