Sports Massage

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What is it?

Sports massage is the deep manipulation of soft tissues to correct problems and imbalances caused by strenuous physical activity or everyday life. It is an effective way to release tension and restore balance in your musculoskeletal system

How can it help?

Regular massages can support training and recovery, and also help prevent some minor injuries from occurring. One does not have to be a professional athlete to benefit from this treatment – it is aim at anyone who would like to alleviate tension and stress on the muscles and joints.

Sports massage by Michael Pan Physiotherapy South West London

Who is it for?

Who would benefit from a sports massage?
Anyone who suffers from tightness, tension and achiness of the body. Whether you enjoy regular physical activity, have long sedentary work, or is currently recovering from a sporting injury – this type of massage will help improve flexibility, reduce tightness and may reduce recovery time.
People who may choose to select this treatment:
  • Athletes in preparation for, or following sporting events.
  • As part of rehabilitation following an injury.
  • Anyone with acute or chronic soft tissue injuries.

Sports massage by Michael Pan Physiotherapy South West London


  • Can speed up healing and reduce discomfort during the rehabilitation process.
  • Increases range of motion and flexibility.
  • Increases blood flow, which re-oxygenates soft tissue to reduce recovery time.
  • Helps improve muscle endurance and power.

Sports massage by Michael Pan Physiotherapy South West London


People who should not choose a sports massage:
  • Those with general massage contraindications, including open wounds, broken bones, bursitis, periostitis, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis ossificans, skin infections, thrombosis or bleeding disorders.
  • Anyone looking for a gentle experience. Try a relaxation massage instead.

Be sure to advise your therapist of any pre-existing medical conditions or areas to avoid before they begin your treatment.