Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.
Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you're trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.
Have you ever been at a county fair? A music festival? A conference? Ever envied others who got chair massages. A chair massage table is a common sight at airports. Maybe you're fortunate enough to work in a company that offers regular, 15- to twenty-minute massages. Chair massages are offered on-site. They can be performed in a comfortable, mobile chair. The massage usually involves a massage of your neck and shoulders, back, arms, legs, and hands.