Sports Massage Cambridge

What is a Sports Massage?

Sports massage therapists don’t only see people that “do sport”, they can help anyone that has muscle tension, aches, sprains or pains. It might be from doing too much gardening, sitting at a desk all day or even as a result of the everyday stresses of modern life. Alternatively a sports massage therapist can work to assist you in your training for a sports event or recovery and rehabilitation from an injury.

 

Our sports massage therapists in Cambridge can help with many soft tissue conditions.

myofascial release
  • Chronic sprains and strains
  • Muscle tension
  • Postural pain
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Ankle pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder blade pain

How Does a Sports Massage Work?

Sports massage therapists physically break down adhesions to help relieve pain and restore the muscle tissue back to it’s healthy state. A sports massage therapist uses fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms during treatment. Breathing deeply will be asked of the patient while the sports massage therapist relieves pain on certain tense areas of the body. Heat and essential oils may be be used to relieve any discomfort and to help relax muscles. Avoiding any strenuous activity is beneficial and can help speed up the healing process. Our sports massage therapists are trained to a high standard, so they can provide you with advanced sports massage techniques. We can also offer additional services as part of the sports massage.

Our different types of sports massage techniques

Please let us know if you are interested in any of these services and we can make sure you are booked in with the correct Cambridge sports massage therapist.

Some of the major benefits of visiting our sports massage Cambridge clinic are:

  • Helps relieve tension and pain in muscles and other soft tissues
  • Used for injured, broken down or scarred muscle tissue
  • Helps promote the healing of injured areas
  • Works much deeper than other forms of massage
  • Helpful for athletes in training or in the lead up to an event
  • Helpful for every day and work-based overuse injuries

What to Expect with our Sports Massage Cambridge

A consultation with a Sports Massage Therapist includes an assessment to see which muscles of the body are causing the issue and then that specific area is treated intensively over time to correct the problem. Sports massage therapy is offered on a weekly basis with progressively less frequent treatments, depending on the condition to be treated, until the condition has been resolved. It may be appropriate for the patient to be co-managed with chiropractic care during this process. In this way, sports massage therapy can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Still Unsure About a Visit to a Cambridge Massage Therapist?

If you live in or around Cambridge and have muscle stiffness, pain or would like to release stress and tension, massage is a very safe and effective solution. If you have a specific painful problem sports massage is a great place to start.  If you are simply looking for relaxation, why not try one of our other types of massage therapy.

If you are unsure whether massage is right for you, then you should consider booking either a consultation or a FREE telephone call at our sports massage Cambridge clinic. Our principal chiropractor, can help you decide your next step.

To book, please call 01223 459240, book online or contact us.

Cambridge Sports Massage FAQs

Is a sports massage in Cambridge painful?

Sports massage may involve deeper pressure and more intense techniques than a relaxation massage, so it can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable, especially if you have areas of muscle tension or tightness. However, the level of pressure can be adjusted to your comfort level.

When should I get a sports massage in Cambridge?

Sports massage can be beneficial at any time, and you don’t have to be a sports person to benefit from the techniques used in a visit. Some patients come with a specific problem which they believe to be muscular or involving the soft tissues. Others may seek out a sports massage before or after a sporting event to prepare and recover, during training to address specific issues or prevent injuries, or as part of a regular maintenance routine to support overall athletic performance and wellbeing.

How long does a sports massage in Cambridge last?

The duration of a sports massage session is typically shorter in length than a relaxation massage. In our clinic, visits typically last approximately 45 minutes. This is because the techniques used are often a little deeper and more challenging than a relaxation massage and a longer visit is not needed.

What should I wear during a Cambridge sports massage?

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows the massage therapist to access the areas of your body that need to be treated. Depending on the techniques used, you may be asked to undress partially or fully, but you will always be properly covered with a sheet or towel for privacy and warmth.

How often should I get a sports massage in Cambridge?

The frequency of sports massage depends on various factors, including training intensity, injury history, and overall recovery needs. Some people benefit from weekly or bi-weekly sessions, while others may be at a stage of maintenance or wellness care and come every 2-4 weeks. Your massage therapist can help you determine an appropriate schedule based on your individual requirements.