Sports Massage

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If you have a sports injury, those ongoing ‘niggles’ or need a tailored plan for recovery then book your initial appointment today.

What Is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and sheathes of other soft tissues).
Sports Massage to the Shoulder

The two types of massage are very similar but referred to in different contexts. Unlike the name suggests sports massage is not just for sporting individuals but also for anyone who wants a deep massage.

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue by means of rhythmically applied pressure to reduce tension, stretch ligaments and tendons keeping them flexible. Benefits may include an increase in flexibility, improved coordination, increased pain threshold, oedema reduction, improved circulation and aid in healing and restore joint mobility. Massage has also been shown to improve emotional state and may help reduce insomnia.

Sports massage is commonly used before, during and after sporting events with its aim to prepare the athlete for their performance reducing risk of injury. Both sports and deep tissue massage are commonly used within the clinic. Regular treatments can help break down scar tissue, decrease and eliminate muscular spasm, improve posture and reduce the risk of further injury.

Unlike Swedish and other relaxation based massages deep tissue and sports massage can help treat specific problems, with benefits such as:

Deep Tissue Massage Benefits

Unlike more relaxation methods of massage (such as swedish), sports and deep tissue massages can help treat specific problems such as:

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Book your sports therapy appointment online with our team of experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

£50 unless you’re part of the affiliated clubs for discount

Usually between 45 mins and 60 mins

Anything you feel comfortable in and move around sensibly

We can use a range of different techniques at DAHM and these will be selected based on the outcome of the assessment and discussed with you so you are happy with the plan

Clinic is within the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium, Carlisle CA3 8XL

Use the ‘Book now’ button on the website and this will take you to the DA Human Mechanics Platform on the ‘Sports Injury Fix’ site where you can see the diary and select a slot suitable for you.

At DAHM we have a 24 hour cancellation policy that we adhere to. Any appointments cancelled within this period will be expected to pay for the appointment in full. This is to protect appointments for everyone.

Follow up appointments may be necessary, however, you will never be pressured into booking more. We pride ourselves on client education and self-management where possible.