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Give your body the additional support it needs with sports massage

Deep, relaxing and targeted massage techniques that focus on soft tissue, the muscular skeletal system and enhanced mobilisation. Whether you're an athlete or exercise novice, contact Epping Physiotherapy Clinic to learn more about the benefits of this popular treatment.

Helping you maintain body fitness

Sports massage is helpful for anyone looking for a stimulating tissue massage that reaches deep into the muscles, not just strokes the skin. 

A common misconception is that sports massage is only for sports people - it's not! Whilst it’s invaluable to athletes who need pre and post event work to either loosen, repair or refresh sore, aching limbs, sports massage is also ideal for those who don’t necessarily play sports, but perhaps sit in the same position for long periods, or carry out repetitive tasks. It is used to help aid the recovery of stiff, sore muscles, promoting ease of movement and helping you become free of pain and discomfort.

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The many potential benefits for you

If you suffer from poor circulation, bad posture, aches and muscle pains or stiffness, whether from a sports injury or not, you may find that a sports massage can help relieve some of your symptoms.

In addition to recovery encouragement, regular massage can assist in developing and maintaining muscle tone, as well as improving flexibility and potentially reducing the chance of a sport-related injury. You could also see:

  • Reduced muscle tension and spasms

  • A deep sense of relaxation, important for the mind and body

  • Increased flexibility and less stiffness

  • More range of motion

  • Enhanced recovery

  • Improved performance and endurance due to the points mentioned above

For overall well-being and specific problem areas

Sports massage looks different for every client. For those with a specific alignment, Epping Physiotherapy Clinic will pay close attention to the individual muscle or problem area. For individuals who aim to address the entire skeletal system, even attention will be given to each point across the body.

The approach that our talented team take will be discussed prior to the treatment appointment, but to give an idea of the techniques we may use, these can include:

  • Kneading

  • Repeated circular movements, also known as effleurage

  • Wringing - the process of lifting and squeezing the muscles backwards and forwards

  • Hacking, a fast movement where both hands lightly strike the muscle

  • Trigger pointing which allows us to apply pressure to specific points of pain