Sport Massage Therapy prevents and treats muscle and tendon injuries. It helps to reduce the strain and discomfort of training and chronic strain patterns allowing a quicker return to maximum training levels enabling the athlete to recover more quickly from myofascial injury with less change of chronic problems returning. It provides a psychological boost to the athlete, consistent with his or her commitment to high performance. Sport Massage also enhances a preventative approach to athletic training, whereby soft tissues are free of trigger points and adhesions, thus contributing toward the improvement of peak neuromuscular functioning. Pre-Event massage stimulates circulation, calms nervous tension, and prepares the athlete for optimal performance while reducing the chances of injury where as Post Event massage relieves soreness and assists in the removal of lactic acid and other waste products. Training massage focuses on the prevention of developing chronic injuries and aids in the healing process of current ones.
Referenced from the CSMTA Website