Sports Massage can be characterized three ways: pre-event, intra-event and post-event massage
A pre-event sports massage is delivered about 30 minutes before a workout or competition. Pre-event sports massage uses dynamic stretching to allow the connective tissue to work through a full range of motion, thereby reducing possible injury It should be brisk and light and complement a warm-up.
Intra-event sports massage: Many athletes utilize massage during an event to reduce stress on muscles that are reacting from repetitive motions and to keep themselves flexible to prevent injuries.
Post-event sports massage: A post-event massage should be given within an hour after the event and involves long strokes to flush out the toxins that causes soreness in the muscles and joints. flush the body of lactic acid that built up during the activity and to focus on places where the athlete feels pain and or muscle tension.
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