Benefits of Sports MassageWhether you are going to be playing in a sports event, working in your garden, goingfor a run on your own or getting active with your friends, a sports massage isbeneficial both before or after the activity.Event sports massage, as it is commonly refers to targets the myofascia muscles. Itsgoal is to enhance movement before activity, during and after activity. The positiveeffects of event massage include increase in performance potential, enables peakperformance to be achieved more rapidly, increase in fitness capabilities and helpsclear out waste and toxins.A massage before being active will relax your muscles and enhance your frame ofmind. A massage afterward can help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, orDOMS. Your increased circulation and waste removal will have you feeling betterfaster than you normally would. Your muscle pain will diminish, as will be yourfatigue.Check out the credentials of your appointed massage therapist. A good one will beable to increase blood circulation, nourishing cells or speedy recovery after an injury.A qualified therapist will be able to employ a combination of sports specifictechniques such as deep effleurage, connective tissue massage, cross fibre frictionand soft tissue release. An injury such as a muscle sprain or strain will respond wellto a selection of such techniques. It can enhance regeneration of tissue, decreasescar tissue and shrink stretch marks.A massage therapist is trained to recognize imbalances showing up in your muscles,and can help to regain muscle balance. This is especially so with repetitive motionwhich causes repetitive stress on the body. Some muscles are overworked whileothers are not being used much. This situation can lead to being less efficient in yourmovement. It can also result in an injury. With regular sports massage it can increasea limited range of motion and joint flexibility. Muscles that are weakened, too tightor atrophied from lack of movement will benefit. Muscles that are overworked orinjured are relaxed. Cramps and spasms will ease.The possible benefits are numerous, in many arenas. Most people would feel betterand experience better health from regular visits to a sports massage therapist.This article was contributed by SOHA Institute Singapore.