Sports Massage

At Physiotherapy London we offer a range of massage services that aim to improve short-term muscle pain and tension, while also helping to improve longer term issues such as posture and stiffness.

Muscle tension is a feature of modern life. Whether through stress, posture, sport or exercise, muscles that become overactive can begin to become tight and painful.

What is Sports Massage?

Massage can be highly beneficial in reducing muscle pain and tension, while also aiding relaxation and reducing stress. Our massage therapists at Physiotherapy London incorporate a wide range of massage techniques to ensure you get the treatment that is suitable for you.

Massage assists in:

  • Relaxing tense muscles
  • Lengthening tight muscles
  • Improving flexibility
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing an overall feeling of well-being
  • Improving posture.
  • Preparing for sport
  • Keeping your body functioning at an optimal level.


Common conditions sports massage can help relieve:

  • Back pain:
  • Runners Knee (ITB friction syndrome):
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Postural neck pain
  • Shin splints
  • Post-surgery stiffness
  • Neck related headaches
  • Marathon Massage

But how does it do it?

Your body is filled with many different types of nerves responsible for triggering movement, enabling sensation, keeping your heart beating and so on.

One of the many ways that massage can help your body is by affecting the nerves that report pain in injured tissue.

For example, rubbing and brushing the skin can stimulate the nerves in your skin (responsible for skin sensation), gentle movement can stimulate the proprioceptors (which report the position of your joints so that you can balance) while pressing deep into the tissue can increase blood flow to the muscle and help it to stretch. Deep tissue massage can help break down scar tissue and increase your movement.

On top of the neurological effects, massage – like exercise – also releases endorphins which act as a natural analgesic. In short, massage helps reduce pain.

Massages form a vital part of rehabilitation and performance improvement here at Physiotherapy London, but they are also available by themselves for people who simply need to give their body some much needed attention.

Everyone can benefit from massage, so why not book in today!

We offer Sports and Remedial Massage at our Canary Wharf – Westferry clinic.

Convenient for Docklands, Limehouse, E14, Canada Square, Blackheath and Greenwich.

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Back pain, knee and shoulder pain, are just a few of the common conditions we treat…

Book your appointment today to see one of our specialists in either our Canary Wharf or Marble Arch clinic.

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