Sports massage is rapidly becoming a popular career choice for those interested in helping sporting participants avoid and recover from injuries and pain. It can be a very rewarding career, and one that will give relief and happiness to people for whom their bodies are tools of their trade, and must be maintained with the utmost care.
The personal fitness market is booming. According to research from Ibisworld there were more than 23,000 personal trainers in the UK in 2016, contributing to a revenue of £635 million. One interesting implication of the research was that there’s never been a better time to enter the industry; not only is it expected to keep growing, but there’s also a trend for consumers to leave the bigger chains for smaller, budget gyms.
Very few sportspeople can ever get to anywhere near the top of their profession with a poor diet. What we put in our mouth can have a direct link to our strength, stamina and speed, and at the very highest level even one or two incorrect meals can be costly. Think about sportsmen such as George Best and Ricky Hatton, and how their careers were adversely affected by the food and drink they consumed; compare this to the diets of the teetotal Ronaldo or Floyd Mayweather.