Sports Massage

The management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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Sports Massage Therapy

Not just for those who play sport, sports massage (referred to now as Soft Tissue Therapy) is a safe and effective way of helping all people with minor and chronic injuries.

Targeted muscle pain relief

Are you suffering from chronic aches and pains, or living with a recent sports injury?

Sports massage can be used at any age when addressing any of these types of issues, the main purpose is to reduce stress and tension, which develops in the body’s soft tissue through day to day or physical activity.

Our professionally trained therapists can help relief tired, sore and aching muscles leading to a quicker recovery. By establishing regular sports therapy treatments, you will benefit from treatment sessions which concentrate on any particular areas of imbalance and tightness in order to maintain and improve your range of motion and muscle flexibility.

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Why Sports Massage?

Improves joint motion

Breaks down scar tissue

Breaks down muscle adhesions

Releases muscle tension

Faster recovery after exercise

Reduces risk of injury

Aids lymphatic drainage*

*Can help in the acute phase of an injury and reduce levels of swelling. True lymphatic drainage is a specialist form of massage.

So what can you treat with Sports Massage?

Achillies pain

Back pain

Chronic conditions

Foot pain

GI tract issues (abdomen massage)


Joint impingements

Knee pain

Posture related issues

Soft tissue or muscle pain

Tight and stiff muscles

Work related tension

Ready to treat that problem area?

Book an appointment online or speak to one of our soft tissue therapists to find out more.

Newbury Clinic

Call. 01635 904 542

Hungerford Clinic

Call. 01488 493 014

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below some of our frequently asked questions about our sports massage treatment – you can find even more FAQs in our full FAQs section.

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage (now referred to as Soft Tissue Therapy) is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system.

What can it treat?

Sports massage will relieve pain from repetitive strain injuries, help to reduce muscle tensions and help to achieve postural correction. The treatment is also frequently used as a recovery strategy to help muscles recover from intensive exercise and training.

What are the benefits?

A sports massage session will help to ease any stiff muscles or joint pains, enabling better recovery to help the body perform daily tasks with ease, lessening the risk of injury. A therapy session will leave you with improved circulation, increased flexibility and a reduction of pain in the body. The treatment will help to relieve the tightness and target the trigger points to help relax muscles in the body.

Who can benefit from this treatment?

Most people can benefit from sports massage. The main purpose is to reduce stress and tension, which develops in the body’s soft tissue through day to day or physical activity.

How does it work?

Sports massage is targeted clinical massage. It is hands on bodywork that can get you out of many kinds of painful episodes.  Increase local blood flow and recovery—helping to clear damaged cells, supply tissues with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assist in tissue healing.

How successful is Sports Massage?

One of the strongest aspects of sports massage is that it aims to make a big improvement in symptoms in the first treatment. Clinically we see this 95% of the time.

What our patients say about us

  • I injured my back whilst skiing and had pain and discomfort in my back. Andy was recommended to me. He treated me for around a month and worked mostly on my back, where I was experiencing the majority of my pain. During his thorough examinations he found other areas of my legs, neck and shoulders where there was tensions which he also treated.

    Andy was extremely caring during his treatment and made feel completely at ease as he talked me through his treatments. He has taught me things about my muscles which will now helps with a potential weakness. He helped me endlessly and the pain and discomfort that I felt was improved massively, I am still in touch with Andy and I would highly recommend him.