Sports massage treatment can help to release muscle tension, reducing aches and pains caused by tight muscles and soft tissue sports injuries.
Sports massage can be used to improve performance and encourage soft tissue healing, aiding your recovery from injuries. It can also give you time out of training, to relax and get ready for a competition or personal best performance. Sports massage can be performed on a specific area or on the whole body; it’s entirely up to you. We use slightly firmer pressure, which can be adapted to suit your needs.
Sports massage can also benefit those of you who are not sporty but who enjoy a firmer massage. Our therapists work with a wide range of clients from elite athletes to those who have manual jobs and find that a deeper massage helps them to cope with the physical demands of their work. We regularly help people who practically live at the office and who have muscular pain, exacerbated by their sustained poor posture and long hours at their desk.
Tailored Sports Massage Treatment
At Stretch, your treatment is designed especially for you, whether you would like a full body, deep tissue massage or some work on a specific problem area. During your assessment we will ask you to tell us about yourself and your injury or problem. We will also take a full medical history and ask you about your lifestyle, so that we can fully understand what the problems are and work out how best to help you. Our treatment is always discussed with you and will be fully explained. We aim to use all the information that you give us to design you the most effective massage treatment in order to get you out of pain and back to doing the things that you love as fast as possible.
Our sports massage isn’t a set routine; your treatment will be designed to be specific to your current needs, which may change on a session by session basis. We may use a mixture of sports massage, myofascial release, soft tissue release, muscle energy, trigger point and stretching techniques. We will also give you some after-care advice and exercises to help you to maintain the benefits of your sports massage treatment.
Stretch’s sports massage therapists
Our team has a wide range of experience, such as Psychology and Sports Science Degrees. All of our sports massage therapists are highly trained, having completed a range of courses. Our therapists regularly update their skills, attending further courses and taking part in teaching sessions at our clinic in Writtle.
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the sports massage session that I had with Rob on Wednesday. I had a really great session and it has helped me so much! Stretch Physio is a fantastic practice! I suffer from tension in my shoulders due to riding up to 10 horses each day. Rob has really helped to loosen this up and I felt the difference right away. That along side the exercises he has given me, I feel ready for my competition this weekend! They have a great professional attitude and I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.Big thank you to Stretch Physio!”
Customer: Ramsey KechachaRated:stars
“As someone who competes in Weightlifting, sports massage is as much a part of my programme as getting in the gym. Rob always does exactly what’s required to get me fixed and moving again and shows great attention to detail every time I see him. I have the utmost trust in Rob, the service he provides and everything he advises me to do on my own and I will continue to work with him through the rest of my sporting career and beyond. Thank you for keeping me in one piece!”