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Sports Massage Therapy

This is a deep tissue massage technique designed to stimulate the muscles and to release the tension that builds up in the body's soft tissues due to over-use, after injury, through inactivity, or simply the stress of everyday life.

Many athletes use it as an essential part of their training regime. However, the benefits of sports massage extend far beyond the athletic field. If you have a sedentary job and spend all day at the office you may feel the stress of daily life manifest itself as neck, shoulder or back pain. Alternatively, if you are an active sportsman/woman you may want to stay free from aches and injuries that may prevent you from reaching the peak of your performance.

In any case, our therapists will assess you need individually and tailor your massage to the specific areas which require attention. This will help release your muscle stress and increase your performance and minimise your risk of injury or re-injury.

There are many benefits of a Sports Massage, these include:

  • Relief to tired and aching muscles
  • Improving the circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Increasing the range of movement of joints and flexibility of muscles
  • Decreasing muscle tension
  • Remodel scar tissue
  • Boost performance
  • Pain relief and relaxation
  • Preventing Injury
  • Effective rehabilitation after injury

After your massage

Massage has many effects on the body and mind, most commonly lowered blood pressure and a feeling of being totally relaxed.

After your massage you will be asked to rest for a few minutes and when you are ready, you can get up slowly allowing yourself to adjust to the relaxed state you may be in. You may feel thirsty after treatment - this is due to the stimulation of the sweat glands. Please ask for a drink or bring a bottle of water with you.


In order to get the maximum benefit out of your treatment it is advisable to consider the following advice once your treatment is finished:

  • Drink plenty of water as this helps to support the lymphatic system and flush toxins from the body that have been dislodged during your massage.
  • It isn't unusual to feel hotter or colder than normal sometimes as treatments can increase the circulation, so it may be a good idea to bring a warm jumper.
  • Redness of the skin is an expected outcome of massage as the blood supply in these areas have been stimulated.
  • You may experience some tenderness in the area of treatment. This is quite normal and will improve over the next few days.
  • Try to keep physical activity to a minimum in the 24hrs following your treatment, rest as much as possible to encourage the body’s natural healing process and as a result prolonging the relaxing effect of the massage.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and excessive amounts of tea or coffee for up to 24 hours after treatment. Due to dehydration the effects of alcohol may be increased.
  • The detoxifying process can cause feelings of nausea. If this is the case, drink plenty of water.
  • Only eat light meals to help the body focus on natural healing.
  • Try and carry out a few gentle stretches in the days following your massage to encourage your muscles to stay supple, relaxed and to minimise the build up of toxins, tension and stress.