This treatment derives from classic massage techniques. Nevertheless, the therapist uses more strength than in classic massage. Sports massage is similar in its effects to isometric massage: it restores muscle strength and mass, helps to regenerate muscles as well as oxygenates the skin.
During the treatment the masseur pays special attention to the athletes’ injury prone body parts depending on the type of sport they do as well as on the muscles exposed to soreness or strain. It might be painful, however it should be remembered that it constitutes one of the elements of a fruitful training plan. The techniques used during the treatment include: stroking, rubbing, squeezing, kneading and body patting with greater intensity than during classic or relaxing massage.