Sports massage can be used at various stages of training. The techniques are changed according to the effects required.
Foundation/conditioning phase –massage is used to promote recovery after intensive training.
Pre competition phase –as well as assisting in the mental preparation of the athlete, the techniques of sports massage allow the body’s systems to work with greater efficiency.
Competition phase – Massage assists in maintaining peak level of performance and reduces the risk of injury.
Recovery phase – Various techniques are used to assist the functions of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This allows for the reduction of stress in the musculoskeletal system, allowing the body to recover faster, promoting a more efficient return to training.