Sports Massage
Best Sports Massage London

From regular injury to chronic pain management we cover full circle. Our effective sports massage technique has healed numerous champions of the game. We have found, regular massage can increase the performance of athletes by 40%.

What is sports massage

Sports Massage London ‘Sports To Scores’

Sports massage is a deep muscle therapy that helps release the musculoskeletal pain, stress, tension, or injury caused by intense exercise or sedentary work. It is not a regular serene treatment that you would find in any fancy spa. Instead, it is a clinical massage that offers a variety of soft tissue techniques to alleviate pain, stresses, and strains. It improves the mobility of your body, relieves anxiety, and strengthens muscle movements. It also improves blood flow, builds confidence, and aids nutrients by removing waste from the body and recovering the soft tissues.

Sports massage is a remedial treatment for any athlete who participates in a high-performance sport. It is recommended to integrate regular sports massage therapies to avoid DOMS (Delay Onset of Muscle Soreness), leverage, and strengthen your body. It also reduces any previous injury that restrains elasticity in your muscles due to scars.

At Massaggi, your expert massage therapist, in the heart of London, is familiar with all kinds of sports-related activities and their muscular and fascia requirements. The sports therapist can select the best sports massage techniques based on our client’s needs to help them enhance in their training, maintains physical fitness and long term wellness.

To excel in every game is the dream of every athlete, that requires extensive training and exercise. Strenuous exercise can leave a negative impact on your physique and cause soreness, reduce blood circulation, or buildup unnecessary pressure or fatigue in your body. However, our premium sports massage London session can navigate your muscles in the right direction by improving flexibility and release painful knots and muscles tightness. Regular massages at Massaggi will also prevent injury when you exercise or during training and workout.

What is good for

  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • ITB problem
  • Sports injury
  • Shoulder Tension

Sports massage technique

Sports Massage London ‘From The Coach’

Any athlete will tell you that winning is everything; we hear it all the time and know how much it means them. So how can sports massage techniques used get you into first position? No matter your age, chosen sport or level of fitness there is something that you all need: release joints stiffness, muscular tension and strained muscles to enhance the free flow of communication around your body’s network so you can perform beyond the norm.

At Massaggi, we offer the finest techniques for sports massage in London who provide you with a speedy recovery and enduring results. Our incredible sports massage techniques are specifically designed to help you achieve the results you want. During the session we give our clients bodies full attention to details. The massage therapist can use specific hand massage techniques which allows the fascia to stretch out naturally and regain its regular position combined with firm pressure to reach out to the deep layers of muscular tissues.

At Massaggi, your therapist is especially trained at targeting the deep layers to release the knots in your muscles and treat scars. The practitioner may use trigger point techniques to relieve pain from your body. This technique gives you a palpitation-like sensation in your muscles. Your professional knows best to apply the right pressure on fascia and skeletal muscle to release tension, aches, pain and discomfort caused by everyday stresses and exercises.

Our many years experience make us the best choice to restore balance to the body. Our bespoke technique produces beautiful and performance changing results. The sports massage therapists can un-lock a tight hamstring, Iliotibial band (ITB), re-align back muscles and stiff shoulders quickly leading to increased results motivating the body’s system beyond limitations and frustrating restrictions. With the commitment to a series of sessions we are able to re-set the natural auto-regulation of musculoskeletal structure, ease pain and discomfort with the most miraculous mind blowing results. Book a massage with us. Why wait?

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Benefits through best sports massage

Massaggi SportsOrdinary Session
Body Profiling
Master Point Regulation
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
Emmett Master Point
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Frequently asked questions

For sure a sports massage is not like your regular spa visits. It more athletic-oriented and may not be the same for all sportsmen. The first step is assessment where your therapist tries to identify the focus points. They may involve you in light exercise to observe your posture, mobility, and flexibility. Then, they will try to identify the trigger points as they give you instructions on your inhalation and exhalation to reduce discomfort. The therapist will focus on muscles. You should expect results after a day or two.

Why sports massage is good for me?

Soft tissue therapy, offered in our clinics is the number one choice of all kind of athletes. The technique itself has the regulating power to minimize injury by reducing chances of stress and strain in muscles. It augments the performance of athletes and is very helpful in treating shoulder pain, back pain, muscle tightness etc. If you engage in athletic activity as a personal interest or as a profession, you should pay a visit to our professional sports massage therapist in London. Our clients have reported that they were able to feel relief from muscular stress after just the first session.

The initial consultation will include your medical history, treatments history and a full body thorough profiling, This is done to find any muscular anomaly that has not been treated perfectly or not treated at all. The therapist will use a soft tissue technique to find your high muscular stress and strain area of the body also know as a point of fatigue or failure.

In athletes, for example areas of great stress for runners are in their leg, swimmers in their upper body. The higher skilled therapist will apply myofascial release techniques to improve range of motion and muscle flexibility resulting instant improved power and performance.

How do you prepare for a sports massage?

Preparation helps you to have a good experience and reap the benefits of a sports massage. You should make early booking of the session to have enough preparation time. Before the session, you should take a shower, take a light meal, dress properly and drink enough water. You should also know what to expect from your therapist to prepare your body for the session.

What should I do after sports massage?

After a sports massage, it is advisable to keep your body hydrated- drink enough water. You should also take a shower, eat a light meal, and observe your body’s response.

After a sports massage, you will feel more refreshed and rejuvenated. Your muscles and joints may experience mild pain but only for some few hours. Post massage benefits include improved performance, better blood circulation, hastened recovery, improved sense of well-being, reduced chances of injury, and quality sleep.

Yes is the simple answer. Massage aims at loosening up muscles and to reach the target tissues may result to bruising. However, it does not mean if you are not bruised the massage was not thorough.

After sports massage, you might experience mild pain. In some instances, there is also bruising. On the positive side, you will feel more relaxed and any physical pain may be alleviated after a day or two. Reduction of muscle spasms is also a common experience after treatment.

Sports remedial massage therapy is perfect for: football players, hockey player, road-runners, boxers, climber sports, gymnasts, goalkeepers, fencers, cricket players, windsurfers, wrestlers, tennis players, rugby players, basketball players and yoga instructors. This soft tissue therapy is great for sports-oriented people and athletes who look for a boost in performance and care of their body and muscular state.

Non-professional athletes and individuals experiencing pain and restriction in the shoulders, neck, back and any other part of the body will also benefit from our brand Massaggi technique.

Sports massage is an integral part of good performance for amateur and professional sportspeople. Regular soft tissue treatment helps in performance improvement, hastening recovery, reducing chances of injury, quality sleep, flexibility, mobility, blood circulation, and relaxation.

Studies reveal that remedial massage has positive effects on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS, which usually occurs 24 to 72 hours after rigorous physical exertion. Myofascial release for runners, London therapists say, can diminish and shorten the manifestation of DOMS symptoms like loss range of motion and decreased muscle strength.

Professional therapist, fitness and wellness experts say, aid recovery from injury and enhance joint mobility, also improves blood flow, which is essential to the body’s recovery from excessive exertion. Studies also show it also helps facilitate the removal of lactic acid (which causes severe soreness) in muscle groups experiencing DOMS.

*Reference for some points provided:  The Role Of Massage In Sports Performance And Rehabilitation

Definitely. Young people are also prone to the wear and tear created by playing games regularly. Therefore, even if they have the natural ability to recover or bounce back to health faster, they certainly can benefit greatly from this type of treatment.

Clinics that offer this sports massage treatment perform a thorough assessment of each patient’s condition and needs, so the most appropriate and beneficial techniques are always used by the highly skilled practitioner. Massaggipractice doesn’t use a one-size-fits-all treatment, after all – it treats patients according to their true requirements.

Sometimes, our soft tissues tighten up due to strenuous or intense exercise or workload. These tissues stick together, get stiff, and cause pain. Sports massage techniques separate all the tangled and stuck tissues and allow them to recover and rehabilitate the loss that caused the injury.

Sports massage helps you improve your health issues. It is not just a massage, but a process of rehabilitation of your body. We technically deal with your soft tissues to regain energy, recover injuries, relieve stress, and improve the mobility of your muscles.

It also improves blood flow, relaxes strenuous anxiety, and builds confidence. It aids nutrients by removing waste from the body and recovering the soft tissues.

Assessment and accessibility are essential in a physical therapy. Therefore, your clothing should be easily removable to identify and address the focus points. You should put on loose clothing. For ladies, a sports bra and loose shorts will do. Men may have no issue removing their shirts and in that case, a pair of loose shorts will be just fine.

Four different form of movements and techniques are used in sports massage. We give massage in warm and quite room with the recipient lying on a firm, comfortable massage table. We place a pillow under the torso to protect the chest and stomach from uncomfortable pressure, and small cushion under the the ankles to take unncecessary strain off the feet.

Effluerage massage

This consist of slow rhythmic strokes usually performed with the hands close togheter and the thumbs about an inch (25mm) apart. Use the fingertips or palms for light massage the thumbs or knuckles for deeper pressure.

Percussion massage

These short, fast rhythmic movements are also known as tapotment, from the French word “tapot”, meaning to drum (on table). The percussive strokes are usually performed with the sides of the hands on the back or any broad, fleshy part of the body – such as the thigh, waist, buttocks and shoulders. Deliver them lik little karate chops – briskly but lightly so as not cause pain.

Petrissage massage

This involves grasping and squeezing sections of muscle, such us those at waist and across the stomach. The flesh is kneaded like though as it is picked up, “rolled”, and then released – with the massage therapist hands moving steadily across the area. It stimulates circulation, and help professional athletes, sportsmen and sportswoman to strech and relax hard, contracted muscles. It also helps to “milk”, or drain the lactic acid that builds up in their muscles during periods of exertion. It is the build-up of lactic acid that is often the cause of cramp.

Friction massage

Here a series of small, circular movements are made by one or more fingers, the heel of the hands, or the pads of the thumbs. The pressure stimulates circulation and enable joints to move more freely. It is particularly helpful to sports people and dancer, who tend to strain or damage tendon and ligaments. We do not apply friction manoeuvre to bruises, injuries, or sore areas.

In sports massage, the sessions are specific to the athlete and are aimed at muscle tissues (muscles) where a regular massage is aimed at relaxation.

Also at Massaggi, all the treatments techniques we use are targeted to address the specific body condition and profile which by nature changes with the kind of sport a client plays. The rationale of treatment divides the actual plan into different type of session, based on condition assessed:

  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
  • Connective Tissue Therapy (CTT)
  • Soft Tissue Massage (STR)

However, for clients it becomes too technical, but for therapist the appropriate knowledge can do wonders in the process. After the assessment, advanced soft tissue therapy is used opposed to single one-size-fits-all technique practiced by generic sports therapist in London.

For those who take their sport seriously, it is advisable to have a sports massage every 1-2 weeks. However, this is also dependent on ones budget because sports massage comes at a higher cost. But it is worth the money because it keeps you in the game.

What is a sports massage like?

A sports massage involves consultation, assessment, and massaging. During the massage session, the therapist will identify trigger and focus points. The target is to reach out the soft tissues (muscles). Therefore, you might experience some discomfort but your massage therapist will give you instruction on how to ease the discomfort.

Is it backed by sports science and research?

Yes. According to our soft tissue specialist London athletes trust, there are three massages often mentioned in sports medicine literature: effleurage, petrissage, and deep traverse friction strokes. In addition to this, our sports therapy clinic has studied the research conducted on remedial massage in order to determine the full range of benefits it offers, like Hopper et al.’s study on how it yields immediate effects on hamstring flexibility.

We also looked into the research of Brooks et al., which studied sports massage’s effects on power grip performance after maximal exercise.

Sports massage is suitable for treatment of chronic pain and muscle injuries. The massage can also treat fasciitis, ligament injuries, neck and joint pains. It is also suitable for repetitive injuries.

Can sport massage cure pain, especially in the shoulders or back?

Any type of injury is due to overstretching of muscles, which in turn induces strain or stress in the muscular posture of the affected area. A highly experienced clinical massage therapist will release such strain or stress by resetting the Emmett points also known as master regulation key area.

You can expect a far better results and total relief from back and shoulder pain at Massaggi than any ordinary deep muscle therapist.

Massage doesn’t have to hurt to be effective. Your therapist should be muscle-specific rather than focus on pressure exertion. However, you may experience mild pain a day after the massage. This is dependent on how clogged your muscles were and how they loosened up. The same happens when you hit the gym.

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Massage sessions are charged per hour. The cost ranges between £60 and £100. However, the price may vary depending on other complementary services like the option of sliding scales.

Sports massage therapy is unique in the sense that it is tougher than regular treatments. It is not just about placing oil on your body and lathering it around. It is more targeted on trigger points. Therefore, athletes will really benefit the most from this type of manual therapy. Here are some more reasons why it is more beneficial for athletes to get this type of therapy.

It helps speed up recovery through workouts or intense competition can lead to injuries. This is normal especially if you are really passionate about what you are doing. Studies have shown that remedial massage can help decrease the onset or muscle soreness by about 30%.

It helps increase range of motion flexibility and agility are important characteristics in any games. If you have tight shoulders, joints or hips, it could be a big problem. You cannot move from point A to point B easily. Sports therapy helps relax stiff muscles. They are binding up your joints and limiting your movement. You will have a greater range of motion after regular sessions.

It is relaxing during e treatment, tender areas are targeted. You won’t feel pain and your muscles begin to alleviate tension. The high levels of force make the muscles relax.

The truth is that this type of treatment can actually make you feel good. Besides, it is still just like any other type of holistic therapies where you are secluded from everything else.

Being an athlete can put too much pressure on you and this is a good way to just let go of your stress and worries.

You can get this type of massage remedial treatments at least once or twice a week whenever possible. You should also make sure that you only get this sports remedial therapy 3-4 days before your sporting event just to give your muscles the time to recover. Get the best sports massage London by making an online reservation with us.

The principal of overload for athletes says – “the body adapts to larger shifts in different components of fitness” – but, it can have negative impact if an athlete is not well rested. Negative physiological impact on any athlete, like DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness) can reduce blood circulation or buildup unnecessary stress and fatigue in the body.

Definitely not. It is for everyone. Sports massage isn’t for athletes, people in physically demanding jobs can benefit from sports massage therapy techniques. Soft tissue remedial massage is a common way to relax your muscular state, by easing your muscle you feel relieved and also prevent any injuries. People who sit long hours at the desk, or who do brisk activity often fall into wrong posture that hurt their back, neck, shoulders etc. If you are experiencing such pain and restrictions, Massaggi best myofascial release is just for you