Sports massage is a form of massage based on manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity.
This type of massage helps resolve muscles problems. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injury through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Therapists undergo an intensive three-year degree course which focusses primarily on the musculoskeletal system and on restoring, maintaining and maximising movement to relieve pain and increase quality of life.
The regulating body of Sports Therapy is The Society of Sports Therapists (SST)