Sports Massage is similar to general massage however the techniques are specialised and concentrated to allow them to be applied in a therapeutic way to specific areas of the body where an injury has happened.
Mistakenly, some people feel that a sports style massage will not be beneficial to them if they either do not exercise or if the injury was not caused in relation to sporting activity. The reality is that in fact, sports massage, by being targeted to specific problems in localised areas, is highly efficient and effective at reducing injury by promoting normally function which aids healing.
At our sports injury clinic, Warwick or Jay will take a detailed history of the injury and any exercise or lifestyle elements that may be related to the onset of the injury or that may impact the recovery, they will then examine the area and formulate a plan of how to treat using soft tissue manipulation, mobilisation and friction work. On occasion they may also prescribe stretching or work for you to do at home, although this is dependent on each individual case.
Sports massage is frequently used alongside osteopathic or other physical treatments as it can accelerate the responses by normalising muscle function, reducing scarring and tissue contracture or fibrosis and increasing joint movement.
Our massage therapists are specially trained in sports injuries and work to help their patients maximise their performance whilst resolving any sports injuries. So, whether you are preparing for a marathon, an upcoming sporting event or working towards your general fitness, our multidisciplinary approach is the key to fast, efficient recovery.
Responding quickly to an injury and seeking expert treatment at the earliest opportunity is proven to be the best way to a speedy return to your chosen sport or activity. Left for too long, injuries can result in longer term (chronic) loss of function and ability, often due to a build-up of scar tissue in joints and muscles. Working to reduce that scar tissue and return normal function is the basis of all physical therapy including sports massage.
Warwick and the team have helped me get back to work, I intersperse my osteopathy with massage treatments and together they have proven so much more effective than my previous practitioner. Thanks guys!
I suffered with terrible shin splints and these are a thing of the past now Jay has worked her magic! Thanks!
The massage team at The Westway Clinic have helped my get back to the gym after struggling with various aches and pains. I’m now pain free after the gym and know my regular sessions help with my fitness regime.