Massage has a long history and tradition, with different practices.
In traditional massage, a qualified and certified figure (medical massage therapist) treats the soft tissues of the body. This approach induces relaxation, reduces stress, relieves body tension and increases general well-being.
In Sports Rehab there is a medical massage therapist (RME affiliate) and recognized by the health insurance companies (casse malati).
The focus of sports massage is instead to promote the athlete's performance through faster recovery. From weekend to elite athletes, adding sports massage between workouts and matches can improve flexibility, help recovery from competition, and help minimize the risk of injury.
Sports massage is important in all phases of a competition: it increases the effectiveness of training, relaxes the muscles and supports the recovery process.
Sports massage is generally covered by health insurance companies (casse malati complementari).