Sports massage

Sports massage is the manipulation and stretching of muscle and connective tissues for the purpose of enhancing functions of the body such as movement and performance.

Why might you need a massage?

When a muscle feels tight, tender, weak or painful it is a sign that it's congested. Muscle that is congested does not function at its full potential and will hold you back in carrying out a specific task be it athletic performance or a day to day activity. Deep tissue sports massage can help to decongest and improve the condition of the muscle which will alleviate the symptom.

Sports massage can help everybody

Sports massage is not only for sports people. Anyone who is experiencing everyday levels of strain and stress will benefit. Deep tissue massage releases muscular congestion and pain, aids the lymphatic system, improves circulation and enhances the functional quality of muscle tissue.

How do muscles become congested?

  • frequent or intense training
  • everyday use leading to general stiffness
  • inefficient and incorrect use of the body
  • postural imbalances
  • previous injury or trauma
  • under-developed/over-developed muscle.

If you are an athlete there is no doubt that sports massage will have an enormous impact on your performance. It's unique advantages are prevention of injury, controlling repetitive strain and overuse syndromes.

Regular treatment allows you to train to your full potential and recover optimally. Sports massage will help you by ensuring your muscles are in peak condition to allow you to perform to your best ability.

Telephone/Virtual appointments for patients

With our Clinic closed for the foreseeable future, we are pleased to be able to continue offering advice to our community.  Please get in touch via email if you would like to book a telephone or video appointment with Patricia or Henry, our Sports Physiotherapists. Whilst not being able to offer the same level of intervention and treatment as a full in-person appointment, we hope that this goodwill advice service will offer valuable support to our community.

What to do next…

Email the clinic seh-sportsmedicineclinic@bristol.ac.uk

📅 Availablity - we are offering Monday and Friday between 9-17:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-15:00

📋 Provide us with a brief description of your injury

📞 Provide us with a contact telephone number – we are also offering virtual appointments using Skype.

What to expect...

If you are a new patient to us we will email you a patient form to complete, giving your consent in advance of the appointment.

Your clincian may ask you questions about your lifestyle and ask you to perform some basic movements to help them ascertain the root cause of your problem. You are welcome to send in videos and pictures ahead of your consultation, which may help us.

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