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Fit2Go Physiotherapy  west Bridgford - Sports Massage

Sometimes after heavy activity your muscles get tight and start to affect

your joints and other areas of your body.

A sports massage is perfect for loosening those tight areas

and releasing toxins from the body.

During your treatment we will use premium 'Songbird' massage wax for the most effective treatment and experience. We don't compromise on cost to bring you the 'Best of the Best' we can offer.

We can do this routinely, after specific activity or following tailored

insight from your Body Screen.


What's a sport massage?

During a sports massage the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons and ligaments) is manipulated using hands-on techniques in order to improve its efficiency.

Sports massage is proven to release and reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation and encourage the removal of waste products such as lactic acid during high intensity activity and can help to relax the body. All of this helps promote recovery and reduces the chance of muscle injury. Those who are prone to overuse injuries often benefit from sports massage in between training sessions, as the muscles are allowed to relax and recover fully before the next session. In addition to the physical benefits, sports massage can help an athlete to mentally prepare for their activity or competition.

Anyone and everyone! Whether you are a seasoned competitor looking to improve your performance and achieve PB, new to sports and want to relax your aching muscles, are returning from an injury and keen to get going again or simply want to prevent injury following gentle jogs, a sports massage could benefit you.



Sports massage can be effective during preparation, training, competition and recovery, though the emphasis of the massage will vary for each stage.

Routine maintenance physiotherapy massage: A regular massage treatment programme can be devised by a physiotherapist based on the individual’s requirements for their sport and level of participation. It can concentrate on particular muscle groups to help to maintain or improve the range of movement and flexibility and can target any area which are likely to cause the individual trouble or injuries to assist in their prevention. Your physiotherapist can also give you personalised one2one stretches and exercises to help maintain the benefits between each massage.

Sports Massage for a specific event or competition: Massage before and after an event are used for specific purposes. Pre-event massage can be used alongside a participant’s warm-up to boost circulation and reduce muscle tension, whilst also assisting with mental preparation. Massage given following an event is used to enhance the body’s recovery process through reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build-up. Effective pre- and post- event massage can allow a participant to return more quickly to training and competition and reduce the risk of injury.

Physio Rehabilitation: If you are returning to a sport following injury, sports massage can aid in the rehabilitation process, it can speed healing and reduce discomfort. The techniques used in sports massage can be effective for both acute and chronic injuries.


Sports massage is an excellent way to encourage fast recovery and assist in injury prevention. However if you have sustained an injury that is preventing you form participating in the sport that you love, or you are struggling to perform at your best due to a series of “niggles”, we would recommend that you book an appointment for a physio assessment and treatment which can address problems in more detail.

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