Sports massage helps athletes prepare for their sport. It might be used for flexibility or to prevent injuries. It could also be used to treat muscle strains.
Massage therapy can be done in a variety of styles, from long, smooth strokes to quick, percussive movements. Some massage therapists use oil and lotions, while others don't. Many massage therapists require clients to be unclothed for massages. However, some prefer clients to be dressed in their own clothes. A massage can last from 5 minutes up to 2 hours.
Another type is myofascial release therapy. It involves releasing stiffness and adhesions in the fascia. Your therapist can massage areas that are tight with light pressure and stretch them.