Deep tissue sports massage to both prevent and improve sports injuries

Deep tissue sports massage is used to both prevent and improve sports injuries

There are many reasons why people have regular sports massage, not only if you are an athlete but also if you like a firm massage treatment.  The deep tissue work releases the toxins from your muscles that are produced through exercise, such as lactic acid and other metabolic waste and encourages lymphatic drainage.  It will boost circulation increasing blood flow and therefore increase oxygen to muscles, this helps the body recover quicker between training sessions. The deep pressure stretches the ligaments, tendons, and loosens muscles which relieves tension.

Sports massage is used by most high-performance athletes as part of their fitness regime.  It can be useful for:

  • Sports Injuries:  recovery from all soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and tears in the muscles.
  • Reduce Stiffness:  either post exercise aches or muscle tiredness or to help with old injuries where there is scar tissue in the muscle

What to expect

Before your first treatment, you will have a short consultation with your therapist. This will be when they establish where your main areas or tension tightness, aches or pains are which enables you to get the most from the treatment. It also ensures that all key areas are targeted for maximum benefit.

The massage will last either 25 minutes or 45 minutes. The 25-minute massage will focus on one area, legs (back and front), or upper body (back/neck and shoulders). The 45-minute session will cover both legs and upper body. Time will be spent mainly on those areas highlighted in your consultation and will be discussed beforehand.

To get the most out of the session you are recommended to combine the massage with Local Cryotherapy and Whole Body Cryotherapy. Check out our Croyotherapy Recovery Packages for more information.


Increase Flexibility

Loosen muscles and joints to give them a better range of motion

Peak Performance

Minimise the body’s recovery time between sessions through increasing circulation and lymph drainage

Sports Injuries

Help clear away inflammation and accelerate the recovery process


Q. What is the difference between Deep Tissue and Sports Massage?
The main difference is that a Sports massage is going to target the specific areas that you need the therapist to work on, either an injury or area of tension. This is established in the consultation.

Q. Will it be painful?
During the treatment there can be some tenderness, especially if it’s your first treatment. The therapist wants to work within your pain threshold and the idea is not to cause unnecessary pain. They will communicate with you throughout your treatment.

Q. Will it feel painful later or the next day?
Everyone is different, over the next few days you should feel rejuvenated but sore. If the correct pressure has been applied it is common to feel sore or tender, partly the therapist has been breaking down toxins in the muscles. Sports massage is a passive form of exercise for the muscles so it can feel like you have had a tough work out at the gym.

Q. What should I do after a deep tissue massage?
Hydrate – Straight after your massage you should increase you water intake, even if you are already good at hydrating, still increase your intake! This will aid the lymphatic system and encourage toxins to leave the body.

Bathe – Having a warm bath after a massage will help the muscles relax and ease post massage aches and pains. It also opens the blood vessels, which increases blood flow further encouraging the recovery of muscles.

Light Stretching – You should avoid any strenuous exercise or training sessions after the massage. But some light stretching can help the lymph system to clear out toxins, as well as help realign the muscle fibres. Especially in areas that were highlighted as tight during your treatment.

Medical Questionnaire

Please note you will need to complete the following medical questionnaire prior to your first treatment:

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