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What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is not only for athletes or sports people, anyone can benefit from the treatment. Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Sports massage is designed to assist in muscular repair and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma.


We all love that post massage feeling. Your mind is clear and your body is relaxed. But regular massage can benefit you much more. Eventually, your recovery time will speed up, scar tissues are repaired, range of motion is increased, your concentration is sharpened and stress is gone.

What happens?

Your highly experienced therapist will focus on breaking down adhesion’s or scar tissue to increase range of motion and repair damaged muscle. Specialist techniques may be used such as muscle energy technique (MET), deep-friction massage, ice massage and soft-tissue release (STR).

Why choose SMSM Therapy?

At SMSM Therapy, our therapists are specialists in Sports Massage. Each of our therapists are regularly trained and highly passionate about corrective care. We not only provide sports massage, but offer brilliant after care advice and rehabilitation plans to bring your body back to its best-self.

Heal faster with sports massage

It can help to soften the superficial and deep muscle fibres by using different strokes such as ‘effleurage’ which targets the superficial layer increases muscle temperature and increase flexibility. ‘Petrissage’ to stimulate blood flow and removes metabolic waste. ‘Deep-friction’ massage which targets the deeper muscles to reduce inflammation, promotes greater nerve activity and breaks down scar tissue.

What types of conditions do we treat?

Your therapist is highly trained in treating an array of different conditions including:

Muscle strains and sprains
Hip Impingement
Pinched nerve
Shin splints
Plantar fasciitis
ACL knee pain and arthritis
Frozen shoulder
Piriformis syndrome
Joint impingement

We also focus on stress-related conditions such as migraines and headaches. If you suffer from one or more of these conditions contact SMSM Therapy today.

What does the research suggest?

A 2010 study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion.

Sports massage therapy is reported to aid recovery by rearranging tangled muscle fibres and providing elasticity to the damaged tissue (Benjamin and Lamp, 1996). 

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