What is a Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a type of therapy which uses the combination of Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage to combat the effects of tight muscles and muscular tension. It is a technique that was first used on athletes to help decrease the tightness’s caused by intense exercise. It was a relatively unknown alternative therapy until the 1972 Olympics where Finnish track and field athlete Lasse Virén claimed deep friction massage (One of the techniques used) helped him win both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter events.
One of the main aims of sports massage is to ease stiffness and pain. This is something that generally occurs after an intense workout. However, this is not the only circumstance of which individuals get stiffness or muscular related pain. Sitting for long periods of time, poor posture, injury and inactivity are also other contributing factors that can cause these discomforts.
The Benefits of Sports Massage?
This type of alternative therapy has been shown to be a great therapy in reducing, treating and preventing many injuries, aches and pains. These include:
Muscular related pain
Lower back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
If you want to see if we can help your discomfort get in touch and speak to one of our Expert Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Professionals for more info!
Who can deliver a Sports Massage?
A range of therapists can deliver Sports Massage including: Massage therapists, Sports Therapists, Sports Rehab Therapists, Physiotherapist, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and more.
The Therapists at Loving Life are all Degree qualified with years of experience and a passion for helping. We specialise in targeting each session to the needs and demands of our clients.
What injuries can Sports Massage help with?
Sports Massage can help with a range of injuries including:
Rotator Cuff injuries
Restrictive Scar tissue
Is Sports Massage painful?
Any type of massage can be painful at times but our specialist therapists tailor each treatment to the individual they are working on. Treatment will be adjusted accordingly to the client to make sure treatment is comfortable and effective. You've got absolutely nothing to worry about!
Is Sports Massage just for those who play sport?
Although a great therapy for those participating in sport, this type of therapy is equally beneficial to those who suffer from everyday aches pains and tension. In fact, this type of massage can help with many of the discomforts caused by working a regular 9-5. Not sure if you'll benefit? No problem at all, drop us an email at Hello@lovinglifeco.com and we'll be more than happy to help.
Where can I get a Sports Massage?
We deliver sessions out of our West London treatment site in Chiswick, 2minutes walk from Stamford brook tube station.
WEDNESDAYS 8AM - 2PM, 5PM - 10PM
SATURDAYS 8:30AM - 12:30PM
30MINS - £40
60MINS - £60
"I had my first ever sports massage with Tyler from Loving Life and it was fantastic. I suffer from a really sore neck from sitting at a desk and typing all day and he was a complete miracle worker! I would recommend him to anyone.Beth H
Loving Life Sports Massage never fails to hit the spot. Highly skilled professional who treat clients with consideration and respect!Charles K
Fantastic therapist, excellent sports massage, great pressure and I always feel muscle tension is released after! Wonderful customer service – you won’t be disappointed Leanne P
Very good sports massage, not too forceful but still released the tension I had in my neck, highly recommended!James B
AMAZING!!!! I’ve been having Sports massages from Tyler for a couple of years now. With my line of work I suffer from constant neck and back pain, if it wasn’t for Tyler’s massages I couldn’t carry on working.Tricia B