What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a deep, invigorating massage and stretching treatment which focuses on the muscles and soft tissues of the body. It can be used to assist an athlete’s performance and prepare for a sporting event or help afterwards in the recovery and rehabilitation phase.
Massage therapists at The Chiropractic Clinic are also trained in remedial massage, a more relaxing version. Both sports massage and remedial massage can assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity, poor posture or overuse of certain muscle groups. A variety of techniques are used to help relieve tense muscles, reduce the build-up of scar tissue and aid relaxation. Massage can also be useful in the treatment of specific sporting injuries and post-surgery.
Though it is most commonly thought of as a tool to help alleviate stress and tension and relieve tired and achy muscles (which it does very well!), massage before and after exercise can also help to keep you active by improving flexibility, preventing injury and sorting out those little niggles.
Massage compliments other treatments such as Chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathy. Here at the Chiropractic clinic our massage therapists and Chiropractors regularly work together to co-manage a patient and we are happy to work with other healthcare providers, coaches or managers to ensure you get the quickest recovery possible.
Suitable for all
Massage is safe and can benefit people of all ages, not just sports people! Our assessments and treatments are tailored to each individual patient by our highly trained and experienced practitioners and can be effective for muscle aches and pains from sitting at a desk all day, rehabilitation following an injury for to help get your body ready for a sporting challenge.
What to Expect
Your initial consultation will begin with a full health history to enable your massage therapist to learn more about the condition for which you are seeking help and your goals for treatment. This will be followed by a physical examination involving range of motion tests and posture analysis.
Report of Findings
Following your examination your massage therapist will discuss their findings and talk to you about the treatment options and a plan going forward designed to meet your specific needs.
If X-rays, other imaging or further testing is required, your referral options will be discussed with you at this point.
Treatment and Exercises
Once you are happy with your treatment options and have had any questions you may have answered your first treatment can start. Your first visit will include approximately 45 minutes of sports massage tailored to suit your individual requirements.
“Our company organised a really tough 9 day European cycle ride for over 25 employees and clients in support of our chosen charity, with a complete mixture of experienced and novice cyclists. Without the help, advice and support of the clinic I am quite sure we would not have made it to the start (and finish!) lines in such good condition. I personally had a number of sports massage sessions which helped greatly with some long standing issues – I wish I had gone 3 years ago! Overall a fantastic level of help and great support from them…Thank You!”
Mr J, 56, HR Manager
“Thank you Naomi for helping my hamstrings and glutes feel better before my big events. I definitely will visit you again. 5 stars!”
Miss G, 31
Why choose us?
We are open 6 days a week and can offer appointments up to 7pm to suit your commitments.
We aim to accommodate new patients within 48 hours of enquiry.
Conveniently located with easy access from central London and the A3.
Easy to use online booking system with instant confirmation; book with us anytime, from anywhere.
Ground floor premises with free onsite parking.
Treatment can usually be started on your first visit.
Experience, expertise and clinical excellence
Our massage therapists all have over 10 years experience treating patients.
All our Massage therapists are insured and registered with the appropriate governing bodies.
Awarded the ‘Clinic Management Quality Mark’ and the ‘Patient Practice Quality Mark’ by the Royal College of Chiropractors for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Our team are trained in sports therapy and rehabilitation in addition to sports massage.
Friendly and honest team
Our highly trained reception team are on hand to answer your queries via phone, email or in person.
We are genuinely interested in helping you get better and stay that way.
No gimmicks or sales pitches, We charge a flat rate for our appointments and you pay as you go.
Our team regularly co-manage patients, to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment and get better quicker.
Personalised treatment plans to suit your specific needs.
If we don’t think we are the best people to help you, we will tell you… and then help find you someone who is!