Sports massage is primarily used before, during and after sporting events to help the individual achieve peak performance. However, over exertion during training or competing, can lead to an increased risk of injury or musclo-skeletal problems. These can range from overworked, tight and sore muscles, strains and mild sprains to muscular pain, both acute and chronic. The deeper, more intense techniques of sports massage will help the body to overcome these problems. It can also benefit those people whose work puts their body under stress or creates postural problems and muscle soreness.