Massage therapist at the Bedford Chiropractic Clinic giving a sports massage

Getting injured is every athlete’s worst fear. Not only can injuries be painful, but it can impair performance and delay training. Dealing with pain and limited mobility after an injury is exhausting and frustrating. Therefore it is worth the measures necessary to avoid an injury, or recover/rehabilitate correctly, after an injury. Furthermore, damaged tissues heal, but when muscles are continually pushed to their limits, an injury can easily reoccur. It may even result in a more permanent condition, particularly if the muscles did not recover correctly previously. However, sports massage are not just for injured people or athletes. It is also for those who generally have an active lifestyle, who want to improve their mobility, flexibility, blood circulation, their overall performance etc.

What sports massages & therapies do we offer?

Paulina, our sports therapist, offers various services that are available to you Monday-Friday. The following services are:

  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Dry needling
  • Exercise plans
  • RICE therapy (Rest. Ice. Compress. Elevate)

Benefits of sports massages & therapy?

Treatment such as the sports & deep tissue massages involve the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues. Additionally, our main aim is to provide relief for muscular pains, stiffness and injuries. However, it can even help with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Many different techniques are included in a sports massage, as mentioned above. However, other techniques include: Swedish style massage, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), compression, friction, tapotement (rhythmic striking), stretching and trigger points therapy. Benefits of sports/deep tissue massages and sports therapy include:

  • Increased range of joint motion
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Increased flexibility
  • Decreased chance of injury
  • Better blood circulation
  • Increased elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid)
  • Decreased neurological activity (relaxes nerves)
  • Promotes better sleep & is a form of pain & stress relief
  • Improved overall performance
  • Less risk of an injury reoccurring

Price of massages

30 minute sports/deep tissue massage – £30

Please call for more info or to book