Minor injuries caused by everyday activities are the most common musculo-skeletal problem. However, these are often not adequately dealt with in spite of the fact they may be exceedingly painful and seriously affect a person’s occupation, sport or quality of life. If left untreated, minor injuries may develop into a chronic and more serious condition, having a knock on effect on other muscles and eventually the joints. Sports massage is a deep tissue massage that is used therapeutically to break up scar tissue and lesions and to release tight aching muscles. It may be used for injury prevention, not just in a sports context but also in terms of posture and other forms of stress, such as repetitive strain.