Sports Massage Experts in Guildford
Sports Massage Therapy is concerned with the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissue. We are trained to treat anything from sporting injuries, occupational and postural stresses, to more serious muscle injuries.
Rehabilitation for everyone
Whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur or an elite professional, an osteopath can help with the prevention and treatment of common sports injuries.
Sports injuries can also be caused by overuse such as tennis and golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, tenosynovitis and tendonitis.
Recurrent injuries may be due to an underlying problem, such as postural changes, as a result of old injuries that have not been resolved. These changes can lead to compensatory muscular imbalances and joint restriction. Both of these types of sports injuries can be identified, and treated, by skilled osteopathic assessment.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage that goes deeper than a typical relaxing massage. By manipulating fatigued muscle tissue sports massage can improve a wide range of issues. The pressure applied by our experts will address specific areas that are currently causing you problems as well as additional areas identified by our therapists that may be contributing to the problem. You may have heard that sports massage is painful and there is an element of truth to that – it’s not typically the sort of massage during which people fall asleep! But, it is not as painful as you might imagine and you are, of course, invited to let your therapist know how much pressure you can take.
Why use our sport & exercise services?
Our specialist sports massage therapists are highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, with award-winning knowledge of biomechanics, tissue pathology and healing. They are degree-level qualified in sports massage or osteopathy. They carry out a thorough assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal injuries.
Treatments are suitable for complaints including:
Overuse injuries and stress fractures
Muscle tears, tendon and ligament sprains
Knee, ankle and foot injuries
Shoulder injuries, tennis/golfer elbow, hand and wrist pain
For all kinds of injuries
Sports Massage can be beneficial for all kinds of injuries: from participation in amateur sports to training for a marathon; from slipping whilst out walking to taking a knock on a rugby pitch; and from spending too much sedentary time to not allowing your body time to recover from multiple sporting activities.
- Faster healing of muscles, ligaments and tendons
- Reducing pain
- Improving circulation
- Improving posture and reducing long term impact of poor posture
Sports massage has also been shown to help with tension headaches and recurring injuries.
The benefits of Sports Massage
Naturally, we are big advocates of Sports Massage. But to help you see what it can do, here are some of the key benefits of Sports Massage:
Increased range of motion
Faster healing for muscles, ligaments and tendons leads to an increased range of motion as you go about your day-to-day activities as well as helping improve your sporting performance.
Reducing pain and the risk of injury
Not only does sports massage reduce pain that you are currently feeling but it also helps to reduce the risk of injury in the future.
Increased blood flow and circulation
Sports massage helps to increase your blood flow and circulation. This in turn reduces inflammation, reduces pain and increases the speed of recovery
Want to find out more?
We are based in a central Guildford location and offer free onsite parking. We are open Monday – Saturday and every other Sunday. If you have any further questions, please do get in touch.
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Wondering what you need to know in order to make the most of your treatment?
- Make sure you’re well hydrated in advance. Dehydration can make muscles stiffer so keeping your body well hydrated makes your muscles easier to treat.
- Once you’ve had plenty of water to drink, you might want to go for a wee before you come for treatment!
- Don’t be surprised if you are asked to move around during your session. Stretching, moving and resistance exercises can all add to a sports massage session.
- Struggling to sleep? Relaxed muscles can lead to improved sleep according to this study. You might find that your massage therapy helps with this as well as the primary reason for your visit.
- Hormone fluctuations relating to the menstrual cycle can impact on your energy levels. If you’re competing or have a big event coming up when you’re likely to suffering from hormone-related fatigue, you may benefit even more from sports massage therapy to help facilitate more rest than you would normally get.