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Sports Massage

Sports Massage is the application of manipulation & stretching of soft tissue in the body. Soft tissue includes muscles, skin, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues. Sports massage covers the management and rehabilitation of the soft tissue of the body.

Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports Massage is an effective & beneficial form of physical therapy, not only for active sports people, or those requiring therapy after a soft tissue injury, but also for those people seeking relief from muscle tension or requiring massage for the maintenance of healthy muscles.  Massage can also help individuals who want to relax from the stresses of everyday life.

Massage is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the Musculo-skeletal system.  Received regularly this may help athletes or active people prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.

A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity or poor postural biomechanics may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.   Sports Massage can be used to treat the stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activities.

It can also be beneficial to:
  • Help relieve that stress and tension which can hinder optimal performance.
  • Reduce the likelihood of injury during exercise.
  • Speed up the recovery process and aid rehabilitation after injury.
  • Ensure full range of movement and increase muscle flexibility
  • Improve postural and general body awareness
  • For the more serious athletes sports massage can help at the different stages of participation.
For example:
  • Pre competition
  • Inter competition
  • Post competition
  • Injury Recovery
  • Injury prevention

You don’t have to be a sports person to feel the benefits!

Muscular tension, stress and fatigue can affect all of us, whether we are competitive or recreational athletes or have active or stressful lifestyles. Active or sedentary – you should find massage relaxing and therapeutic. Sports Therapy & Massage is also widely used in the corporate world for companies to assess & treat work related problems.

Studies have shown a decrease in sick days amongst workers who regularly receive soft tissue treatments. It can have a positive influence both Physically & mentally


Hannah Hopkins BSc (hons) : Sports Therapy

Hannah Hopkins BSc (hons) our Sports Therapist is a Gold member of the Sports Therapy Organisation & is fully endorsed. Hannah has extensive experience working with a range of individuals, from the general public to…

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Adele Callaghan – Sports Therapist

Adele has formed part of the medical team with Swansea City f.c for the last 14 years as Head Sports Therapist & Soft Tissue Specialist. Whilst at the club, Adele worked in league one, EFL…

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