Sports Massage Southampton

Sports massage Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention & Sports Massage In Southampton

Living in pain or having a simple ache can significantly impact our life. We understand more than anyone, how annoying it can be to live in pain; therefore, we developed the most comprehensive sports massage you will ever find.

Our sports massage service includes an array of techniques such as trigger point therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, percussion therapy and a combination of deep tissue massage with assisted stretching.

Sports massage will help you recover from any aches or pains you may have as well as prevent any future injuries. 

Sports Massage - 50 mins

50 mins


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Sports Massage FAQs

Yes, you can exercise straight after a sports massage, however we would recommend having a lighter training rather than engaging in heavy, high intensity training. Usually, the best form of exercise after a sports massage is anything that involves light intensity cardiovascular exercise such as jogging, cycling, or swimming. 

You can have sports massage during the pregnancy, however we would advice against deep tissue or hard pressure especially around the lower back and hips. Positioning during the sports massage is also an important factor to consider. 

Due to the nature of sports massage, you may experience some pain and discomfort during the treatment, however we tailor the treatment to you tolerance. If you cannot tolerate deep tissue, we will start off light then gradually increase the pressure to stimulate adaptation. 

Yes, there’s been numerous studies showing sports massage can help with sports performance by improving your mobility, flexibility and reducing the stress you have stored in the muscles.

Sports massage is one of the best treatments to add on top of a good exercise program. Sports massage will help keep the soreness and tightness at bay, as well as improving your recovery which will allow you to go and train hard without any pains or niggles. 

Sports massage is helpful in reducing pain and stress by promoting blood flow to the muscle in pain, which will stimulate the recovery process, desensitising your nervous system and improving your pain threshold throughout the treatment. 

A sports massage can take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes, however here at Optimal Physical Therapy we recommend 60 minutes, as to gives us the opportunity to give enough attention to each muscle individually. 

Sports massage should not be expensive. At Physical Therapy we charge a fixed rate of £40 for an hour appointment, where you will receive advice, rehabilitation exercises and assessment.

The frequency of the treatment depends on your activity levels in both personal and professional life. If you are really active in your personal life but you have a sedentary job then a session every 3 to 4 weeks will work just fine for you. On the other hand, if you have an active personal life and job then a more frequent treatment every 2 to 3 weeks might be more beneficial for you.

There is not much preparation for a sports massage. All you need to do is make sure you have consumed water prior to treatment and got comfortable clothes you can change yourself into. 

Sports massage is a really good treatment to use for lower back pain, and this is mainly because we build a lot of tension over our back muscles. The tension can lead to pain and discomfort as well as stiffness. 

Sports massage has a number of benefits, however the main ones are: Improve joint range of motion, improve muscle tension, decrease neurological excitability (relaxes the nerves), decrease muscle spasm, improve well-being and improve recovery times. 

The best outfit to wear for your sports massage is anything that you feel comfortable in. We recommend gym clothing as they are both comfortable and easy to move around to allow your therapist to get to the area you are looking to treat. For men we recommend wearing loose shorts and for females we recommend a sports bra and shorts. 

There isn’t a difference between sports massage and deep tissue. Deep tissue massage is a treatment technique used in sports massage, usually at the beginning to help get rid of any painful or tight areas. 

The best place for sports massage in Southampton is at Optimal Physical Therapy, where we put all the emphasis on helping you live a pain free life you always deserved or return back to you hobbies. 

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