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What is Sports Massage?


Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.


Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Massage is recorded as one of the earliest forms of physical therapy and was used over 3000 years ago in China, India and Greece. Today, there are many forms of massage available to assist us in maintaining our health and wellbeing. 

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The Benefits of Sports Massage


Sports massage is an excellent way to speed up recovery during sports training as well as following an injury. It has a number of benefits including physical, physiological and psychological improvement.

Current research shows that sports massage can help with the following:  


  • Reducing anxiety – massage induces relaxation which in turn reduces anxiety

  • Invigoration/increased energy levels – massage can leave you feeling invigorated & energised, which is particularly useful before an event

  • Pain reduction –  Massage helps reduce tension and releases the bodies endorphins, influencing our pain perception

  • Relaxation – Muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching


The Peak Wellbeing Therapists are passionate about sports massage and continuously strive to deliver a high quality service to enable patients to experience a number of benefits including:

  • Maximised performance

  • Increased flexibility

  • Prevention of delayed onset of muscle soreness

  • Relieved tight muscles

  • Decreased tension

  • Relieved muscle spasm

  • Reduced risk of injury

Book A Sports Massage Appointment at The Top Physiotherapy Clinic in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham


Help to improve your performance and injuries with a sports massage at our Radcliffe on Trent physiotherapy practice now. Call 01159 332385 or fill in our simple enquiry form here.

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