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Sports Massage

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy our Sports Massage sessions consist of traditional sports massage, with the option of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) and dry needling.

This is suitable for professional and recreational athletes who experience pain and tension points in their muscles and for office workers who suffer from a stiff neck, back and shoulders.

This is the type of sports massage extensively used to prepare Premier League footballers and rugby players prior to training and games. It is also used widely for recreation and elite runners and other athletes.

During a sports massage deep, firm pressure is used by the therapists thumbs, hands, knuckles and forearm to kneed and stretch the muscles. 

The aim of this is to generate friction in the muscles, create heat and improve blood flow into the sore and tight muscles. Increased blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and removes waste products and stimulate detoxification. 

Special stainless steel massage tools are also used during this type of massage. 

 These techniques originate from the Traditional Chinese Medicine form of massage known as Gua Sha. Now more commonly known as Graston Technique, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) releases adhesions in our fascia. Fascia is a type of connective tissue that envelopes our muscles, support’s our bones and organs and insulates our nerves. Using these tools stimulates cellular activity, improves lymph and blood flow and helps to relieve pain from tight sore muscles.

Dry needling is a form of acupuncture where needles are inserted into trigger points in the muscles. Trigger points are painful taught palpable tension points in muscles commonly described by people as ‘knots’. Needling them causes a muscle fibre contraction after which the muscle relaxes. The dry needling technique also stimulates blow flow into the area, and stimulates the brain to releases endomorphins, your own natural painkillers, thus having an analgesic effect. If you do not like acupuncture you can request for it not to be performed.

These combined massage and needling techniques can feel somewhat painful and those who don’t like painful massage should look to book one of our Express or Deluxe Relaxing Swedish Massages.

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At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists & Osteopaths are here to help!

 

Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Benefits of Sports Massage

Deluxe Sports Massage

The Deluxe Sports Massage is 1 hour and perfect for those who want to indulge themselves in a whole body treatment working out the tension in the neck, upper back and shoulder, the rotator cuff, the mid and lower back, the glutes, hamstring, quads and calves. All of our Sports Massages are performed by a Chartered Physiotherapists or Registered Osteopath with experience working in elite sports, regularly preparing international athletes for training and competition.

The benefits of a deep tissue sports massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage and Dry Needling are decreased pain and tension, a relaxed state and a greater sense of wellbeing. During a Sports Massage session no assessment or diagnosis of an injury will be made, If you have an injury that requires assessment and diagnosis you need to book a physiotherapy or osteopathy appointment.

Express Sports Massage

Our most popular Sports Massage is the 30 minute Express Sports Massage.

This is perfect for runners or other recreational athletes who need to release the IT band, glutes, quads, calf and hamstrings. It is also very useful for office workers who develop pain and tension in the neck, back and shoulders.

To prevent injuries from occurring regular monthly maintenance Express Sports Massage sessions are recommended.

Super Deluxe Sports Massage

The Super Deluxe Sports Massage is 90 minutes and perfect for those who want extra attention on certain areas and may also include head and foot massage, as well as the neck, upper back and shoulders, the rotator cuff, the mid and lower back, the glutes, hamstring, quads and calves..

I could not recommend Wandsworth physiotherapy more highly. Both Steve and Sid were invaluable to my marathon preparation and because they offer a wide range of services including physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports massage they are able to treat people in numerous ways to get the best results.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Great Physio. Adele is very knowledgeable and helpful. She knew exactly where the pain was and was able to fix it. Everyone is very friendly. It's definitely worth a visit if you have any sort of pain!

Rebecca Nakhle

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team

Wandsworth Physiotherapy

338 Old York Road,
Wandsworth, London,
SW18 1SS

Cancellation policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and result in you needing to pre-pay for appointments thereafter.
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Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00
Thursday 07:00 - 21:00
Friday 07:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 15:00

 

338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days

0203 322 9455 | 338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS