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Sports massage is a highly effective, specialised, deep tissue massage used to prevent or relieve soft tissue pain or injury in muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.
It can benefit anyone, particularly if you have a demanding job or lifestyle or a medical condition such as arthritis, by helping to maintain healthy soft tissue, mobility, reduce pain and stress.
For sports people, it can enhance your performance, help prevent injury and speed up recovery times from sports injuries.
Our specially trained and highly experienced physiotherapists at The Foscote Hospital will use a tailored combination of techniques to treat your individual problem as appropriate, based on an initial consultation and assessment. These include:
Massage helps to improve the ability of soft tissue to resist and recover from injury by stimulating the flow of oxygenated blood and nutrients to the target area and increasing the removal of waste products and toxins. It also reduces tension and stimulates the release of endorphins to reduce pain.
Stretching releases pressure build up and improves tissue elasticity and helps break down scar tissue to increase flexibility and mobility in the problem area. Heat generated through the massage also helps to relax the muscles. Patients generally find sports massage uplifting and invigorating.
We recommend that patients have regular sessions, with a frequency based on your individual needs, in discussion with our physiotherapist. This may, for example, be every 1-2 weeks if you’re in intense sport training or once a month to maintain your general health and wellbeing.
Our Chartered Physiotherapists at The Foscote Hospital are available from Monday to Friday. To book an appointment, please call Reception on 01295 252281 or email Reception.
This page is intended for information purposes only and should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.