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What is a massage?

scientific manipulation of soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalising those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.

2

What is a sports massage?

a form of massage which utilises specific techniques and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury or pain. It increases power, endurance, and flexibility both before and after an event or workout.

3

What is a sports injury?

result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue’

4

Name some contraindications of sports massage

cancer
infections diseases
acute injury (12-48 hours)
pregnancy
under the influence of alcohol or drugs
hyperthermia
fever
without consent

5

Localised contraindications and where consent is required for sports massage

osteoporosis
arthritis
spastic conditions
recent operations
slipped disc
pinched nerve
pregnancy
undiagnosed lumps