Cecil Tice, LMBT
NC License #10770
Phone: 704-534-1739
Email: cmbt@carolina.rr.com
7327 Riding Trail Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212

Sports Massage

Sports massage is the science and art of applying massage and related techniques to promote the health and wellbeing of athletes, fitness participants, and others engaged in strenuous physical activity. It is also used to enhance athletic performance.

Sports massage is based on traditional Western massage and related therapies. In addition, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial massage, lymphatic massage, and deep transverse friction (deep tissue) are used to address the physical stresses of athletes.

There are five applications of sports massage: recovery, remedial, rehabilitation, maintenance and event. Recovery massage is to promote general relaxation and healing from stresses and strains of training and competition. Remedial massage addresses problem conditions before they worsen in to acute conditions. Rehabilitation massage focus on repetitive strain and other injuries, and recovery from surgery. Maintenance sessions focus on recovery and remedial applications. The event application is divided into pre-event, inter-event and post-event.