Sports Massage is an application of massage or myotherapy, not a particular technique.

The type of massage technique or treatment applied is dependent on the nature of the stage of training or competition, sports injury or condition, and the assessment of the client.

Sports therapy massage involves the objective assessment and treatment of amateur and elite athletes alike, focusing on prevention and treatment of sports-related conditions.

Sports therapy massage is used to help prepare athletes before competition, both physically and psychologically, as well as assist in subsequent recovery from training and competition.