Sports injuries occur during any type of physical exercise, not just while playing a sport. Common sports injuries include tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, lower back pain, torn ACL, torn ligaments, and sprains and strains. Improper use of weights or lack of proper equipment are often to blame. Other times, accidents happen. If we have fitness goals in mind, it can be easy to ignore our physical limitations. Sport massages helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity where minor injuries and lesions occur due to over exertion and/or overuse. Massages can break them down quickly and effectively. Sport massages incorporates a combination of techniques, including stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response technique similar to acupressure or shiatsu. This treatment tends to be deeper and more intense.