Sports Massage and Injury Therapy

Close up of therapist putting kinesio tape on back and shoulder of young woman in physiotherapy session

Sports massage is a combination of several techniques that relieve muscle tension and strain. It’s one of the most effective methods of preventing injuries or speeding up the therapy. Many athletes and experts consider sports massage an important part of an overall training regimen for both professionals and amateurs.

Depending on the athlete’s sports discipline, some groups of muscles are exposed to a large degree of stress and use, usually repetitive. That’s why at Physio Relief, we tailor our sports massage to fit the specific needs of each patient.

Effects and benefits

Sports massage has multiple positive effects. They are particularly important and beneficial for people who follow a training regimen or work out regularly.

  • Improved circulation. Massage increases blood flow, which maximizes the supply of nutrients and oxygen to tissues. That’s crucial for helping your body rebuild itself.
  • Improved range of motion and muscle flexibility. This results in increased power and performance.
  • Shorter recovery time between workouts. Waste products such as lactic and carbonic acid build up in muscles after exercise. Sports massage helps to eliminate toxic debris and shorten recovery time.
  • No overtraining. Massage deeply relaxes the muscles, preventing overtraining syndrome, which has a limiting effect on muscle building.
  • Injury prevention. Stronger connective tissue, improved circulation, lack of waste products and well-rested muscles during training sessions reduce the risk of injury.
  • Injury therapy. All of the above, apart from preventing health problems, help tissue repair and minimize recovery time after injury.
Young woman patient sitting with kinesio tape on her knee during the medical treatment with therapist in the office

Who needs sports massage?

Contrary to a popular belief, sports massage is not only for pro athletes with strict training regimes.

Sports fans
Anyone who exercises regularly should consider including massage therapy in their lifestyle and routine. It’s a great way to prevent injuries, improve your sports performance, and provide stress relief to your body.

People returning to activity after injury
Sports massage significantly facilitates and speeds up recovery. It can also prepare your body for more intense efforts. Even if the injury was mild, it’s a good idea to consult a physiotherapist during the healing process.

Competing athletes
Sports massage is recognized as an important component of an overall regimen of training and competition. If you are working on reducing the recovery period between training sessions and after a competition, sports massage is the right choice.

How to schedule a visit?

You can book an appointment at any time, including afternoons and weekends. Book online or give us a call at 020 8126 7766.