The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. This technique often involves a blend of traditional Swedish Massage, Shiatsu and stretches specifically designed to treat athletes. Each sport uses muscles groups in a different way. Sport Massage is designed to address those specific concerns and differs according to the sport the athlete plays. It helps heal strained muscles and allows healthy ones to reach peak performance and maintain it while minimizing the risk of injury.