Sports massage is a deeper form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person either engaged in regular physical activity or suffering from tight muscles from everyday life i.e. sedentary jobs, stress, etc. Soft tissue is connective tissue including skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues).

Sports Therapy

Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activities and trauma.The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury. 

It can also be used to alleviate stress for those in sedentary jobs. Many people now work for hours in front of a computer screen, leading to postural problems and tight muscles.


What is Sports Therapy?

Sports Therapists train to a higher level than other Massage Therapists, For example Swedish massage therapists, giving them a wider set of skills and supporting knowledge. The core areas which are essential to sports therapists are the application of soft tissue massage and the rehabilitation of damaged muscles.

Sports therapy includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Sports massage
  • Biomechanics 
  • Advanced Manual Therapy Skills 
  • Injury assessment and treatment 
  • Gait analysis 
  • Rehabilitation from injury 
  • First Aid and advanced trauma care 
  • Taping for Sport

Sports Massage Therapists can help reduce fatigue, alleviate swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, prevent injuries and prepare you for optimal performance. A must have pre/post event, during training cycles and when recovering from injury.


Contact us, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, to find out more about our Sports Massage services.

Please enquire about discounts for bulk bookings

4 Heather Rise
Bushey, WD23 2BG

Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.