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Purposes of Sports Massage

Sports Massage is used to help prevent and cure Sports Injuries, prepare the body for athletic activity, and maintain it in optimal condition.

Sports massage, and Sports Therapy in general, can help athletes recover from workouts or any other competition. It can reduce muscle pain, stiffness, and soreness produced by an intense workout or a simple hard workday. 

Sports Massage helps to rehabilitate muscle or tendon pain, untie aching knots, and speed up the recovery time of an injury.

There are 4 types of sports massage: Pre-Event, Post-Event, Restorative, and Rehabilitative.

We advise getting a Sports Massage as a form of prevention to avoid or reduce the chances to get sports injuries.

We advise getting a Sports Massage 4-5 days before any kind of competition to improve your sports performance.

In fact, the primary objective behind a Restorative Sports Massage is to assist an athlete in reaching their personal best. This is possible thanks to the improved muscle elasticity after a sports massage treatment so athletes can train more intensely and frequently.

Benefits of Sports Massage

Sports Massage provides a wide range of physiological benefits to our body such as:

  1.  Increase Blood Perfusion of the tissues.
  2.  Increase Muscles Elasticity.
  3. Increase Joints Mobility.
  4. Decrease Joints Frictions.
  5. Reduce Muscle Pain.
  6. Untie aching knots.
  7. Increase Muscle Lenght.
  8. Increase Muscle Power.
  9. Reduce Tendons Tension.
  10. Reduce the oedemas ( swelling areas ).
  11. Reduce Contusions.
  12. Speed up Lactate Clearance ( Lactic Acid Removal ).
  13. Speed up recovery time of an injury.

Why Do People Choose Our Sports Massage in London?

In this clinic, thanks to more than 17 years of experience in sports injuries, we have developed special sports massage 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.

During the treatment, Heat Therapy is applied to the muscles in order to warm them up. Heat Therapy increases muscle relaxation and the patient’s pain threshold. For these reasons, It makes more effective the treatment of muscle stiffness and knots.

Thanks to our Special Therapy Coach, we can perform unique sports massage techniques, which allow us to get to the heart of your issue.


Aims of Our Sports Massage

When our Sports Therapists perform a sports massage their targets are:

  1. Improve the range of motion of the joints.
  2. Improve the flexibility of the muscles.
  3. Reduce Muscle Stiffness.
  4. Increase the speed of muscle contraction.
  5. Speed up recovery time.
  6. Enhance sports performance.

Our innovative Sports Massage aims to treat not only the symptoms of your injury or muscle pain but to find to causes that have led to them!

We don’t treat only your trigger points, but we treat the entire muscle chains to solve all the possible causes of muscle imbalances, overload, and stiffness that have led you to the injury.

For example, a long-term injury depends on an underlying muscle issue alongside the muscle chain and not necessarily where there is the trigger point ( area of the muscle pain ).

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

We provide you with a perfect Visual Stretching Guide that is free content you can easily access on our website under the page “pain management” which we have specifically designed to help our patients with home therapies and stretching advice.

Our philosophy is that sports treatments are never the same.

Our Sports Therapists, thanks to their expertise, do not use standardized but personalized techniques, for your best Sports Massage in London tailored to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage?

There are two main differences between sports massage and deep tissue massage such as:

  1. Massage Therapist qualification.
  2. Massage techniques.

Firstly, a massage therapist that can provide a sports massage has more knowledge and professional qualification than a massage therapist with the first level of soft tissue manipulation. To become a Sports Massage Therapist, one needs to get a specific course of study divided into three different levels of qualifications. The course of study can last between 1 to 3 years.

Secondly, sports massage utilizes more advanced massage techniques than deep tissue massage. Despite both types of massage therapy acting on the deeper layers of muscles and fascias, sports massage is a more thorough treatment of every single muscle of the area affected by muscle stiffness or muscle injury.

How can I prevent building new muscle tension?

The best practice to reduce building new muscle tension is to put in place a prevention plan rather than cure the muscle stiffness when it produces muscle pain.

We advise our patients to follow this muscle injury prevention plan:

  1. Do regular stretching exercises.
  2. Balance the workout session with adequate periods of rest.
  3. Balance strengthening exercises with flexibility exercises.
  4. Get a sports therapy such as a Sports Massage before getting muscle pain.

Can Sports Massage reduce the chances of getting a sports injury?

Yes, Sports Massage is one of the best sports therapy treatments to prevent any type of sports injury such as muscle strains, muscle tears, tendon tears, and general muscle stiffness.

Sports Massage, by treating muscle stiffness and tissue adhesions can improve the biomechanics of our musculoskeletal system such as muscle flexibility and joint mobility.

Increasing muscle flexibility and joint mobility is a key factor to reduce the chances of muscle injury as they can support better any type of mechanical stress and forces acting on them.

How often should I get a Sports Massage for muscle injury prevention?

This is a common question the athletes ask their sports massage therapist in order to set up a prevention plan to reduce the chances to get sports injuries such as muscle tear, muscle strain, or simple excessive muscle stiffness.

The average to get a sports massage depends on the amount of work out and the lifestyle/job of the people: the frequency can be from once a week for professional and semi-professional athletes until 4-6 weeks for nonprofessional athletes and sedentary people.


How many sports massages do I need to prepare for a running Marathon?

In our Sports Clinic in London, our sports massage therapists agreed to a specific sports massage plan created specifically for the preparation of a Marathon competition. Our sports massage plan consists of four sports massages that are planned before and after the Marathon as explained below:

  1. First Sports Massage: After the first month of Marathon training.
  2. Second Sports Massage: After the second month of Marathon training.
  3. Third Sports Massage: six days before the Marathon.
  4. fourth Sports Massage: 7-14 days after the Marathon.

How often should I get a sports massage to prepare for an Ironman Triathlon?

The Ironman Triathlon is the longest of the Triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation.

As It consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a Marathon 26.22-mile run, it is a very challenging competition that needs a lot of attention during its preparation. 

In our Sports Clinic in London, we have designed a specific sports massage plan consisting of five sports massages that are planned before and after the Ironman Triathlon as explained below:

  1. First Sports Massage: After the first month of Ironman training.
  2. Second Sports Massage: After the second month of Ironman training.
  3. Third Sports Massage: 14 days before the Ironman race.
  4. Fourth Sports Massage: 7 days before the Ironman Triathlon.
  5. Fifth Sports Massage: 14 days after the Ironman Triathlon.

Is there a more advanced sports therapy than Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a very efficient sports therapy that is valid both for prevention and injury rehabilitation, but, in some cases, such as scar tissue, adhesions, and calcification we advise our patients to get another kind of treatment.

In our Sports Clinic in London, we have designed a treatment that combines Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Sports Massage Technique. We have called it Instrument Assisted Sports Massage.


Can I get a sports massage before a sports competition?

Yes, getting a sports massage is absolutely fine and very useful!

Getting a sports massage before a sports competition is good to reduce muscle stiffness, and muscle soreness, improve muscle flexibility, and joint mobility, and ultimately improve sports performance!

Depending on the athletes’ condition, we suggest getting a sports massage 7-10 days or 4-5 days before the sports competition.

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 Sports Massage!

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