Sports massage is suitable for a physically active person. The therapist takes into account the specifics of the sport, which can cause problems in the skeletal muscle system. Commonly used massage techniques are combined with those used in the soft tissue therapy to target the deeper layers of the skin.
Different stretching techniques are also used in therapy. Regular sports massage helps to prevent injuries and improve recovery and performance.
Is suitable for:
- Chronic or acute pain
- Back or neck pain
- Joint problems and/or pain
- Pains and problems related to sport and exercising
- Pain after a trauma
- Before and after operation
- Identification of the specifics of the sport and previous injuries
- Relaxing massage techniques
- Soft tissue therapy techniques for problematic areas
- Recommendations for injury prevention and better recovery.
- Acute heart, kidney or liver failure
- Acute traumas (first 72h)
- Skin infection, other infectious disease or thyroid disease
- Malignancies or suspected tumour
- High or low blood pressure
- The third trimester of pregnancy.
Frequently asked questions
When is it suitable to have a sports massage during training or competitions?
- Sports massage can be done both before and after competition or training, but it is very individual, and the techniques used in the procedure are also different. The pre-competition/training massage should be at least 24-72 hours before it so that the massage does not affect the athlete's performance. The massage after the competition or intensive training is more relaxing and could take place at least 1-2 hours after the load, so that the body can recover from this more effectively.
What is the difference between therapeutic and sports massage?
- Both of them are performed with stronger pressure, but sports massage is based on the specifics of the sport, previous injuries and the athlete's goals. Therapeutic massage is more suitable for those who have complaints of the skeletal muscle system and who enjoy a stronger massage.