Sports Massage – ease away your aches and pains
- Stress reduction for overall wellbeing
- Recovery after physical exercise
- Helping you perform at your best
- Injury management
Sports Massage is a great way to ease those aches and pains. Here at the Physio Clinic we have a team of highly qualified massage therapists to help you achieve your goals.
When to have a sports massage?
Treatments vary according to why you are seeking treatment. Whether you partake in regular exercises or are stiff with a sedantary lifestyle sports massage has something to offer. In general there are 5 main types or reasons for seeking sports or deep tissue massage.
Well being / Deep Tissue Massage
Many people believe you have to be a competitive athlete to benefit from Sports Massage or that it is too painful for them.
This is not the case. A good Massage Therapist will adjust the pressure of touch during a treatment to the individual’s tolerance. Sports Massage is a firmer touch than a relaxing Holistic, Spa or Beauty treatment but it doesn’t need to be tourture. In addition our therapists are trained help address the cause of your pain/discomfort and help make long term changes to reduce and prevent re-occurrence, as well as help with your immediate concern.
Sports Massage can be used to treat specific soft tissue injuries. We use a wide variety of techniques and methods to ease pain, reduce recovery time and help get you back to pre injury levels of activity. If you suspect more severe injury, we recommend being assessed by a Physiotherapist who will be able to provide a diagnosis and then advise on the best treatment options to aid your recovery.
The aim of a Pre-Event Sports Massage is to get the body and tissues ready for the race or activity ahead. It will help you perform in a more focused way and help reduce injury risk by preparing muscles and joints for the event. As the name suggests, it is best practised just before an event and the massage is performed at a fast, brisk pace – though not too deep – to get your muscles ready. This can be done from 2 days before the event until the hours before you are due to start.
Post event massage
A Sports Massage after a race or competition is a great way to soothe and ease fatigued, tired tissues; prevent DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and help speed up your recovery time. The pace of this massage is slow, rhythmical and gentle. This can be done immediatly post event or in the days just after. Check out our post event massage offer Here
This type of Sports Massage takes place in between training sessions and the aim is to work on specific elements and tissue structures which have become shortened, tight or painful. The idea is to loosen off restrictions within the soft tissues to improve performance and prevent injury. A variety of techniques can be used ranging from deep tissue work; Trigger Point Therapy; Muscle Energy Techniques; Mobilisation of joints; to specific Stretching and Strengthening. A typical Sports Maintenance Massage can last from between 30 minutes to an hour and is a very helpful addition to any training programme.
Why choose The Physio Clinic for my Massage?
Our Massage Therapists come with a wealth of additional knowledge and skills going beyond Sports Massage. They are highly trained in Massage Therapy plus aspects of injury assessment and corrective exercise prescription. They work colesly with a wider team of Health Care Professionals and undertake regular CPD (Continuous Personal Development) keeping their skills up to date ensuring you are in the best hands possible.
We understand that people often don't know what we do or how we can help. Don't worry we're here to help.
To ask us a question or to book an initial appointment simply call 01454 54 00 66 and one of our friendly team at will assist you with your enquiry.
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"This was the first time visiting a sports massage, needed due to an injury to my calf. After just 1 session the improvements made have been incredible, and I am already booking more sessions in immediately. Matt Williams, who looked after me, was very friendly and extremely Knowledgeable..."
- Matt Lansdown
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