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Sports Performance and Rehabilitation

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Purposes of Instrument Assisted Sports Massage

We provide an alternative to the traditional sports massage treatment that includes instruments-assisted massage techniques.

This technique utilizes special stainless steel tools with particular shapes and dimensions to fit all the body’s muscles, joints, and tendons.

Thanks to these tools we can ease faster and better all the possible muscle tension, stiffness, and knots. With these tools, we can reduce the number of sections and so speed up the recovery time.

Our Instrument Assisted Sports Massage is a beneficial treatment for many circumstances:

  1. Scar Tissue
  2. Soft Tissue Adhesion
  3. Post Sports Injury 
  4. Post Surgery 
  5. Muscle Tear 
  6. Tendon Calcification

This special sports therapy utilizes special techniques called Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization ( IASTM ) that aims to reduce pain and increase mobility.

By mobilizing the soft tissue, we stimulate a localized inflammatory response.

This has the potential for reabsorption of fibrotic tissue and facilitation of the healing process.

This treatment is perfect for remodeling scar tissue and reducing adhesions that are common issues after a muscle injury that has not been treated properly.

These tools can facilitate both soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release.

Sometimes there is particular muscle tension, mainly the older ones, that only with massage techniques is very difficult to treat and needs many treatments to completely ease them.

Thanks to these tools and the expertise of our sports therapists, we can sort these old muscle tensions out easier and faster.

Heat Therapy is applied during the treatment to increase muscle relaxation which is a further help in addition to the instruments used in this special sports massage therapy.

Benefits of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization ( IASTM )

Our specific sports massage, utilizing soft tissue mobilization techniques, provides a wide range of physiological benefits:

  1. Increase blood perfusion of the tissues.
  2. Increase waste cell removal.
  3. Break down scar tissue.
  4. Increase fibroblast activity.
  5. Stimulate a new connective-tissue formation.
  6. Increase muscle flexibility.
  7. Reduce tendons tension.
  8. Increase joint mobility.
  9. Decrease muscles and joint frictions.
  10. Reduce soft tissue restrictions.
  11. Reduce muscle pain.
  12. Increase muscle power.

Why Do People Choose Our Intrument Assisted Sports Massage?

In this clinic, thanks to more than 15 years of experience in sports injuries, we have developed special techniques to solve very quickly sports injuries and recurring injuries.

These types of injuries originate from different causes, starting from the simplest soft tissue tension to the more complex ones of muscular and postural imbalances.

Our innovative Sports Massage aims to treat both the causes and the symptoms of any kind of sports injury or muscle pain.

​During the treatment, heat therapy is applied to the muscles in order to warm them up. Heat therapy increases muscle relaxation and for this reason, It makes more effective the treatment of muscle stiffness and knots.

​​​The aims of our Instrument Assisted Sports Massage are:

  1. Improve the range of motion of the joints.
  2. Reduce Soft Tissue Friction.
  3. Improve the flexibility of the muscles.
  4. Reduce side effects of a sports injury such as scar tissue and adhesions.
  5. Reduce the chances of re-injury.
  6. ​Speed up the recovery time of a sports injury.

Straight after the treatment, we advise you to do ice therapy for 72 hours. After 72 hours, do thermal shock therapy to maximize the effect of our instrument-assisted sports massage.

We strongly advise you to do Stretching for the following 5-7 days after the treatment, to maximize its efficacy.

Our philosophy is that the treatment is never the same, not standardized but personalized sports therapy techniques, for your best sports massage tailored to your needs.

What Our Patients Say

  • The BEST in the business. I’ve been to see Mr Salus for years for marathon prep and injuries to migraines and beyond. He is the very best there is.

    Sophie Jones Avatar Sophie Jones
    September 26, 2021

    Massimo was amazing! He takes the time to analyse the whole body to detect the source of the problem. He immediately pressed on the different tension points, and takes the time to do the deep massage! I really recommend his professionalism and expertise. I could feel the effects as soon as the massage was over. Thank you!

    Maëva Garnault Avatar Maëva Garnault
    August 20, 2021

    I decided to get a sports massage kind of ad-hoc after seeing lots of positive reviews, and I'm glad I did because it turned out to be the best decision of the day. Massimo is extremely welcoming and knowledgeable - I got to learn a bit about muscles and what I need to improve going forward so that I minimize the chance of injury at the gym. Overall a superb experience - I'll definitely be back for more sessions.

    Patryk Zabielski Avatar Patryk Zabielski
    June 10, 2021
  • Massimo is very knowledgeable and systematic in his treatment approach, looking to solve the cause of the issue and not just the symptoms. I have been seeing him for a number of issues stemming from various injuries that have built up over time. I have had immediate relief from pain after every session and improved mobility and form due to his treatments. I frequently recommend him to friends and family who require physiotherapy and related treatment.

    Varun Venkatraman (varven) Avatar Varun Venkatraman (varven)
    June 6, 2021

    My partner has been a regular at Massimo's and always speaks very highly of him so when I had an issue with pins and needles and pain in my fingers and hand, he was my first point of call. He did a detailed assessment from my neck down my spine and all the way along the arm to my fingers. He cleared any knots I had and meticulously worked through it all. He also recommended follow-up exercises and treatments. I came out really feeling the difference and a day later, everything feels so much better.

    Akane Vallery Uchida Avatar Akane Vallery Uchida
    May 21, 2021

    Massimo is a really great at what he does, a really top professional,

    Ariadna Bakhmatova Avatar Ariadna Bakhmatova
    December 16, 2020
  • One of the best in London to deal with any sports related injury! Extremely knowledgeable about all types of injury’s, and also get detailed about any underlying issues that could also be the cause, along with short and long term solutions 👍🏼 Great demeanour and care for your mind and body 👌🏼

    Sal Besim Avatar Sal Besim
    October 28, 2020

    I have acquired a number of injuries through a series of sporting pursuits that cause lower back pain and muscle fatigue. In seeking treatment I have been to number of clinics but not one of them has been as good as Mr Salus Sporting Lab. Massimo is a genuine expert and gives the best sports massage I have ever experienced. I would wholeheartedly recommend him and now see him on a frequent basis.

    Michael M Avatar Michael M
    October 14, 2020

    Massimo works wonders, I won't run a race without him massaging all the aches away beforehand. Perfect for getting race ready! And for general body maintenance.

    Charlie and Lily Krober Avatar Charlie and Lily Krober
    October 5, 2020

High-Tech Equipment And Advanced Manual Therapies Combined For An Outstanding And Cutting-Edge Service!