Sports Massage Therapy performed by our skilled therapists

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage is a form of deep tissue massage concerning the specific manipulation of soft tissue in order to bring about a therapeutic and intense massage to structures at different depths for both healing and injury prevention purposes.  Sports massage therapy is commonly used as an adjunct to help with aches, pains and stiffness in the back or limbs, muscle tension, tightness, knots or fatigue, as a form of injury treatment, aid recovery from exercise/ regular physical activity, help with injury prevention, increase body mobility, flexibility and movement, aid lymphatic drainage and promote whole body well-being.

Sports Massage Therapy at Allsports Therapy

Sports Massage Therapy is performed by our skilled Sports Therapists or Physiotherapists. This allows for detailed assessment and understanding of what your therapist wishes to achieve by performing the massage, making the treatment as effective as possible. Deep tissue massage is achieved using Swedish massage techniques, alongside more specific techniques in the realms of manual therapy. We commonly use this at Allsports Therapy as an adjunct to other treatments including manual therapy, exercises and advice.

Please visit our clinic locations to confirm which of our Allsports Therapy clinics offer Sports Massage Therapy.

Sports Massage Q&A

Q. So what is sports massage about and what can it do for you?

A. Sports massage can prevent injury to muscles by ensuring that muscles are in balance and relaxed. However if injury has occurred it can assist in reducing recovery time.

Q. Who is it for?

A. Well actually it can be for anyone whether you take part in sport or not. It might be that you have sustained an injury playing your sport or want to avoid injury. However it is equally effective for sedentary workers who have that ‘crick in the neck’ from using a computer all day or people who have general aches and pains that they want to have some relief from.

Q. How does it work?

A. It does this by producing an increase blood flow to the muscle. Massage will push toxins and degenerative cells that have gathered around the injury into the blood stream to be flushed away via the lymph which is moved into the blood and away from the muscles. This is helpful as when there is an injury the muscles may not be contracting sufficiently to move the lymph back into the circulatory system.

Lymph is a clear colourless liquid that contains the waste matter is moved forward to the excretory organs. The new blood carries fresh nutrients to the area that has been cleansed, so aiding the healing process.

It can also get rid of those knots, or trigger points, that can form in the muscles by using sustained pressure on that point. This can reduce tightness and referred pain in the muscles.

So you will find that a sports massage is really useful to;

  • Reduce the time that muscles are fatigued and muscle sore
  • Muscles can become more supple and resilient due to increased flexibility increased
  • Injury will be prevented by keeping muscles balanced, relaxed and free from trigger points
  • Muscle cell circulation, metabolism and nutrition for repair and growth will be increased

At Allsports Therapy we can help with;

Pre-event massage is used to stimulate the athlete mentally and physically prior to competition.

Post-event massage is performed after hard training or an event to ease the tired aching muscles, remove waste products, and enhance recovery following demanding exercise.

Injury prevention massage is regular massage used to identify and eliminate potential injurious tissues.

Tissue healing massage techniques can be used at various stages of healing to enhance the natural healing process.