There are 3 primary types of sports massages that are used like:
A complementary therapy that aims to treat muscles that are damaged, immobile, tense, and knotted. Remedial Massage repairs damaged areas to stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Your therapist will apply either a strong and deep or gentle and shallow pressure depending on your injury.
What’s interesting about this type of sport massage is it tackles the problem and the symptoms. You see, muscle problems in one area can radiate to different parts of your body. Remedial massage traces the root cause of the pain to alleviate the symptoms.
A therapeutic massage that can be either gentle or hard. A gentle swedish massage can increase blood circulation and release tension.
A harder swedish massage can break up scar tissues to increase range of motion. There are many health benefits of a swedish massage like improved blood circulation, prevent muscle injury, reduce pain, and stimulate the lymphatic system.
Deep Tissue Massage
Treats muscle tension, tightness, pain, and increases range of motion. A deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscles and tissues that surrounds the muscle. It’s effective at breaking down scar tissue.
Other benefits are increased flexibility, pain relief, enhanced recovery, and decreased tension.
Not only are there different types of massage therapy but there are different massage techniques performed.