Massage is a mechanical influence on the skin, tissue and muscles of the human body. It increases blood circulation and helps to relieve muscle fatigue. Massage can relieve pain points and at the same time serve as a prophylaxis against injuries. A distinction should be made between relaxation massage and stimulation massage. The relaxation massage is often performed after intensive training or competition and helps the body to regenerate itself. The stimulation massage keeps the athlete awake and prepared with a willingness to perform.