Do not be fooled by the title! Sports massage is great for athletes but also for non-athletes! Sports massage helps to keep muscles relaxed and encourage good circulation. Not only is it a good way of restoring injured muscles but also a good way of preventing injury!
Sports massage helps by encouraging blood supply to the area being massaged. This gets fresh blood and nutrients to the area and takes away any inflammation or toxins in the area. This helps the muscle to repair faster and more efficiently!
Sports massage can also help to give a deeper stretch to muscles than normal stretching. It can also help to break down scar tissue that may be causing pain through adhesions.
Believe it or not sports massage can actually help psychologically too as massaging muscles stimulates certain receptors that result in reflex relaxation reducing anxiety levels!