In order for your pre-event sports massage methods to work, you need to focus on relaxing your client first. Then, gently move your hands up and down the length of the spine, focusing on specific areas. When you've done that, you must use muscle-toning exercises into the targeted muscles. Next, you should gently focus on exfoliating his skin using light strokes. Finally, rub the shoulders, neck and other essential muscle regions in order to make the most of lymph and blood flow, increase circulation and relaxation.