Sports massages are not only for injuries, they are a great way to relax and unwind.
Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
But you don't have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area. This is the type of sports massage that you see in the spa.