What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body. Soft tissue includes all the connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (the connective tissues that lines and surrounds the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to reduce the tension and imbalances that are caused from exercise and sport. It can be delivered before and after exercise to enhance performance, reduce risk of injury and improve recovery.
Do I need to play sport to have a Sports Massage?
No, if you do any exercise at all, whether that's going jogging to keep fit, playing football with your friends or children, or playing any sport on a casual level, you will feel the benefits of Sports Massage. Exercise of any form and at any level carries some risk of injury and Sports Massage can help to reduce this risk by keeping your muscles supple and in a good condition. If injury does occur, even if it's only minor, Sports Massage will help to get you back in shape quicker by increasing blood flow to the area, which promotes recovery and helps to reduce any inflammation..
Why choose us?
Our massage therapists are qualified to degree level with extensive experience in health care. They are available for early morning and evening appointments so they can always be available when you need them. Couple this with free parking just outside and a beautiful brande new clinic, you will feel looked after as soon as you arrive.
OUR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Gemma is an experienced massage therapist having worked treating athletes out of a gym setting, Gemma has completed her level 3 and 4 (active IQ) Sports Massage at Bath UniversityGemma uses a blend of techniques..... Read More
Adam is an experienced massage therapist at The Thornbury clinic and holds a level 3 Sports Massage qualification.Adam graduated from Webber International University in Florida, where he received a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in Sport Management and Business. He was also awarded a scholarship to play football for four full years during his time in the USA Read More
Ella is a highly experienced and knowledgeable sports injury therapist who uses a wide range of techniques to help decrease pain, relieve muscular tension, prevent injury and ultimately enhance performance.Previous to her role at The Thornbury Clinic Ella worked as the lead therapist at Lydney Town FC providing pitch side first aid treatment and rehabilitation. Read More