sports massage

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sports massage

A contemporary Western massage which addresses specific needs of athletes.
 
Types
Swedish massage, cross-fibre friction massage, deep-compression massage, trigger-point therapy.
 
Timing
During training, before or after events, to enhance performance, or promote healing post-injury.

sports massage

Sports medicine A Western massage that addresses specific needs of athletes Components Swedish massage, cross-fiber friction massage, deep compression massage, trigger point therapy Timing During training, before or after events, to enhance performance, or promote healing postinjury. See Massage, Traditional European massage; Cf Deep tissue massage, Manual lymph drainage massage, Neuromuscular massage, Swedish/Esalen massage.

sports mas·sage

, sportsmassage (spōrts mă-sahzh')
A group of massage techniques specifically designed to aid in athletic performance. Includes preevent, interevent, and postevent massage, and maintenance and injury massage or training.