Sports massage is designed for those who are very active and/or engage in athletics or participate in any level of ongoing fitness. These activities can cause a lot of stress to the body and can even lead to injuries. Utilizing deep tissue techniques for deeper muscle work combined with both active and passive stretching, sports massage places a larger focus on the tendons and joints of the body, those used in many sports activities. Sports massage can prevent injury, reduce pain and swelling, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery time. Sports massage can also help with many chronic repetitive stress injuries such as tendonitis, tennis elbow, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and bursitis.