Typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of this type of work is to prepare you for peak performance. Drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility to prevent injuries. Slow, deep strokes, stretching and deep finger or elbow pressure are just some styles that I used that can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement. Whether you are an athlete or a once a week jogger, sports massage work can benefits you.