Sports Massage Therapy

Massage therapies have come to play a very important role in many people’s lives today. People are enjoying the benefits that sports massage has to offer, from easing muscular injury, through to headaches and stress.

Sports massage is recommended after injury, and for chronically tight muscles or just when a niggle just seems to linger. It also is used for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries, and as a pre, post or between event massage.

Sports massage therapy can be applied to people of all ages and condition, whether super fit, a regular person, or a retired pensioner. You will be treated according to your injury or complaint, but please be aware that where the pain is, isn’t always where the problem is.

Sports massage, like other forms of massage helps improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints. It improves lymph and blood circulation and assists the body’s systems in functioning at their optimum level. Sports massage also has more specific benefits:

  • Increase healing rate of damaged or overworked tissues. This reduces recovery time and allows you to get back to health and performance quicker than usual.
  • Decreases risk of injury by identifying and treating current muscle weakness, injuries and tight areas.
  • Clear out waste and toxins from the muscles that make you feel lethargic and heavy. Lactic acid from muscles, reducing stiffness and enabling a faster recovery time than rest alone.
  • Massage can help break down adhesion’s that can develop in the fascia of the body, improving flexibility, mobility, circulation, healing rate and decrease in pain.

You don’t have to be a sports person to benefit from sports massage, If you have a muscular issue, then it will help.

How it works

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesion’s (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Adhesion’s can block circulation and cause pain, reduce movement, pull on bone structures and inflame joints and muscles.

Sports massage breaks down these adhesion’s that are causing the problem, which reduces the tension causing issues. It also flushes toxins out that are building up, reducing the likelihood of injury in the near future.

Does it hurt?

Due to the nature of sports massage, most people will experience some discomfort but never above an agreed level of pain. Often clients will comment that its a good pain. Massage doesn’t work if the client is tense, so if too much pain is felt then you won’t get the benefit. Its important to tell the therapist if an area is sore and causing pain. Generally a therapist can tell if the area is tender through touch, but always best to communicate.

What to expect

Therapists may use thumbs, fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, forearms or tools during a massage. The treatment will involve numerous techniques to release muscle tension and iron out any knots.

You will be draped in a towel or blanket at all times and only appropriate areas uncovered. Oils may be used on areas being treated.


  • £35.00 Per Treatment

5 Blocks

  • £30.00 Per Treatment
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