scientific manipulation of soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
What is sports massage?
A form of massage which utilises specific techniques and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury or pain. It increases power, endurance, and flexibility both before and after an event or workout.
What do sports injuries result from?
acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Can affect bones or soft tissue.
Total Contraindications for sports massage
cancer, acute injury (first 24-48 hours), fever, first trimester of pregnancy, suspected DVT, hyperthermia, infectious diseases, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, without consent
Localised contraindications and consent requirements