Most trainers use sports massage to warm up or cool down in conjunction with a workout or sports event.
Stroke - Moderate pressure usually with vigorous motion, back and forth or circular.
Known as "Traditional" massage.
Stroke - Light pressure with long gliding strokes on the skin adding in circular kneading and shaking motions.
Deep Tissue - Stroke
Using deep compression and friction along the grain of the muscle. Never use over boney structures, such as directly on the spinal column.
Pressure Point/Trigger Point Therapy
Pressure applied to individual muscles or muscle knots.
Stroke - Hold direct pressure on knot for 3-10 seconds.
A massage technique used for the hands and feet.
Stroke - Using a back and forth or static pressure use the tool on the base of the foot and the palm of the hand.