Sports massage is a form of massage geared toward active individuals. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for activity, to maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and/or injuries. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and physical trauma.
Trigger point therapy is used during this type of massage. This type of massage is usually quite a deep massage and harder in pressure.