Sports massage is a special form of massage typically used before, during, or after athletic events. The main purpose is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.
When minor injuries occur, due to overexertion and overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. The massage will help to prepare the athlete for peak performance, draining away fatigue, relieving swelling, reducing muscle tension, promoting flexibility, and preventing injuries.
Sports massage is designed to address specific concerns and may differ according to the athlete’s specific sport. Sports massage can help prevent those nagging injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or once-a-week jogger. Massages are performed over loose fitting clothing on a massage table or unclothed with proper draping. Mass Mobile Massage has partnered with many professional athletic organizations and has provided massages for the Boston Marathon since 2008.