Sports Massage


Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments.

The techniques used by sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective results are gained from each massage given. Sports massage may:

Improve circulation and lymphatic flow

Assist in the removal of metabolic waste

Sedate or stimulate nerve endings

Increase or decrease muscle tone

Increase or decrease muscle length

Remodel scar tissue when required

Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation

You do not need to be a sports performer to benefit from a sports massage. The benefits above can also help relieve the many day to day problems, repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, fatigue, that everyone experiences. Sports massage practitioners work with a great range of clients in assisting with preventive treatment and injury recovery. 

If you are a sports performer, of any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:

The conditioning / training phase

Pre competition

Inter competition

Post competition

Injury prevention

Injury recovery

Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise, whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level - sports massage may have something to offer you.


If you are interested in booking an appointment please call the Bexleyheath Osteopathic Practice on 020 8298 7122.


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