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Looking for sports massage near me?Sports Massage London bodytonic clinic Sports massage is designed to alleviate the muscle stresses and strains caused by intensive training and/or regular sports activity. A course of sports massage therapy can be an invaluable tool in helping the body deal with the physical stresses brought about by professional, high intensity, strenuous sporting activity.

Our Sports Massage clinics are all located in Zone 1 & 2 in London; Canada Water SE16, near Deptford SE8,  New Cross SE14 and Canary Wharf E14, Wapping E1W & Stratford E15, Near Olympic Village E20.


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What are the benefits of sports massage?

Sports Massage therapy has a number of physical, physiological and psychological sports massage benefits. As well as helping the body to recover from any injuries incurred as a result of strenuous physical activity. A course of therapy also has a role to play in any athlete or sportsperson’s long-term injury prevention strategy and will bolster their health and fitness routine.

Setting aside time for regular massage treatment can help to improve performance, mobility and overall long-term well-being. We also recommend consulting we our sports massage therapists alongside physiotherapists or osteopaths.  Our therapists are highly qualified and well versed in both anatomy and physiology. The physical sports massage benefits of sports therapy include:

Pain reduction

Sports massage therapy removes the tension and waste products in the body which cause pain, as well as helping to release the body’s natural endorphins.

Improved circulation and delivery of nutrients to the muscles

Our soft tissue therapists utilise bodywork techniques which help increase muscular blood flow, allowing nutrients to pass through to them more easily. Through this process, muscle soreness can be reduced.

Breakdown of scar tissue

As a result of strenuous physical activity, scar tissue can develop within the muscles and soft tissue. This scar tissue is typically inelastic and can restrict range of motion and mobility. A course of treatment from one of our sports massage therapists or deep tissue therapists will be useful in breaking down the scar tissues of the body which helps to increase blood flow to supply muscles and tissues.

Reducing stress in the connective tissues

Our Sports massage and soft tissue therapists additionally perform manipulation and stretches on the muscles fibres and connective  tissues, with the aim of releasing stress and built-up pressure. Intense sports training can cause tissues to become hard and inflexible. Stretching the muscle tissues can help to reverse this inflexibility.

Reducing stress and anxiety

Sports massage therapy is useful for reducing anxiety and stress, which helps to improve mood and overall sports performance.

Our techniques

Our sports massage therapists perform a range of techniques which are always tailored to our clients’ physical needs and situation. Through application of these bodywork techniques, we aim to reduce the risk of injury, ease muscle tension and get you back to regular physical activity effectively and efficiently – getting you better, quicker!

  • Myofascial release

This technique is different to that of massaging. It comprises of hand pressure being applied for a longer duration and moving though each and every fascial restriction. Therapists will perform a sustained, gentle, pressure allowing the fascia to elongate naturally and return to its normal resting length.  This can provide measurable and functional results.

  • Soft tissue therapy and manipulation
  • Neuromuscular / Trigger point tecnhiques

Trigger points are typically discrete, irritable points of skeletal muscle or fascia. Trigger points can be palpated as nodules or bands of muscle. They can also elicit a twitch response upon this palpation. Trigger point techniques consists of friction and pressure being applied. Following this, trigger points can be released which can relief tension and reduce pain.

Deep tissue massage technique are techniques which require firm pressure in order to reach deeper layers of muscle tissue, surrounding connective tissues and tendons. Through application of deep tissue massage therapy, scar tissue, muscle knots and muscle adhesions can be broken down.

Manual lymphatic drainage techniques can be applied by sport massage therapists. These techniques are typically very light in pressure. Strokes are generally long, gentle, and rhythmic. The purpose of these techniques is to reduce toxins in the body through improved lymph flow . Lymphatic massage has also been proven to prevent swelling which can occur following surgery or injury.

Reflexology techniques require pressure applied to both the hands and the feet. Reflexing areas in the feet and hands can elicit positive benefits on organs and other parts of the body via the nervous system. Reflexology techniques can prevent and reduce pain, discomfort and tension in the feet.

  • Development and growth of muscles
  • Rehabilitation and stretching advice for the home

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How sports massage improves training

The physical benefits of sports massage therapy make it a valuable training aid, as well as a much needed boost to your overall health and well-being. A course of sports massage therapy can augment and enhance a regular training schedule and brings the following benefits:

  • Increased blood flow
  • Reduction in muscle soreness
  • Increased supply of nutrients to the muscles and surrounding tissues
  • Improved joint range of motion
  • Breaks down scar tissue which can occur as a result of training
  • Pre-event massage can invigorate the muscle in preparation fo exercise
  • Post event massage can assist in the removal of waste products
  • Prevents occurrence of sports injury
  • Improves overall performance
  • Provides a clearer understanding of muscles and stretching

Sports Massage Information

Before booking a course of  therapy, it’s worth bearing in mind whether it’s the right treatment for you. We also offer deep tissue massage as a service at Bodytonic, and there are similarities between the two services.

A good course of remedial massage and deep tissue therapy can help to alleviate chronic pain, stiffness or tension. Deep  massage treatment will often seek to promote overall wellbeing. This is generally accomplished by to; relieving muscle pain, tightness, abnormalities and stress. However, sports massage can also provide benefit to individuals seeking relief from sports-related injuries and require rehabilitation

Sports massage therapy requires more careful tailoring to individual needs when treating common muscle, strains, injuries and weaknesses. Regular sport or athletic activity is typically the cause of these injuries. However, in order to gain benefit from sports massage therapy, you do not have to be a professional athlete.

  • Both sports massage therapy and deep tissue therapy use firm pressure to release reduce muscle tension, improve circulation and promote overall flexibility.
  • Both therapies are helpful in improving overall physical and physiological wellbeing, as well as reducing overall stress and anxiety.
  • Deep tissue and sports massage therapy are both treatments which can help the body recover from physical injury.
  • During a sports massage treatment however, the massage therapist might utilise a wider range of techniques, including active and passive stretching to help realign and loosen muscle fibres.

Frequently Asked Questions

“What is the difference between Swedish Massage and Sports Massage?”

Swedish massage techniques are typically long, slow and gentle massage strokes. It is used to promote psychological and emotional well-being. It also reduces stress and creates a state of relaxation. The techniques used in Swedish massage are very similar to those used during a sports massage, however, the main difference being that sports massage tends to focus on a particular muscle group and involves greater pressure to work deeper into the tissues, which in turn produces greater effects.

“I don’t play sports – can I still have a Sports Massage”?

Overuse injuries can occur in everyday life through repetitive everyday actions. This can include reaching for high shelves. Tension and tightness can also build up through poor posture whilst driving or sitting at a desk (this can result in back pain). Therefore, following consultation and treatment, we will try to identify what day to day activities could be the cause of any particular issues you are having. Will give you simple solutions to help with this. Making a few small alterations can have a huge effect.

“What is a ‘knot’?”

Knots are small, bump-like sections of muscle which occur in a specific area. They can be painful to the touch. they are medically defined as myofascial trigger points. They occur when muscle fibres or the bands of tissue (fascia) underneath them tense, which can result in tight muscles. Having neck pain and shoulder pain can be problem areas. They can occur through:

  • Stress and tension
  • Acute injuries related to strenuous exercise
  • Chronic injuries resulting from overuse
  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged bed rest or sitting without stretching

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