Therapeutic massage is just a specific type of massage therapy that focuses on healing soft tissue places, especially pain, stiffness and injuries that are associated with sports. Massage can help reduce stress and increase comfort by decreasing blood pressure and heart rate. Sports massage is extremely effective for athletes that train aggressively for many hours daily. The massage methods are specifically formulated to focus on certain regions of the human body that are hurt or sore. This permits your human body's natural healing capabilities for to the sites of their injury and start repairing them. This also reduces the probability of further injury and helps build the back muscles to a good working position.