Benefits of a pain/injury massage
Soft tissue therapy to help soothe ongoing muscle pain
Boosts blood flow to the muscles to ease discomfort
Target specific areas to help free them up
When muscle discomfort, lower back pain or injury gets in the way of everyday activities, a specialist in soft tissue therapy can help you get back to your best with techniques to relieve tension.
After selecting this treatment, browse individual bios to discover the right therapist for your needs, from qualified sports massage therapists, osteopaths and physiotherapists.
During your treatment
Your therapist will begin the session with a brief consultation to assess if it's safe to treat your injury/pain, before performing a targeted massage.
They’ll work to alleviate discomfort and relieve tension, aiming to restore movement and function to the area.
More on massage for sports injury and pain
It’s a specialist massage performed by therapists with advanced training (Level 5 NVQ or equivalent). It involves soft tissue therapy - the practice of targeting soft tissue in the body like muscles, tendons and ligaments – to help them to recover and heal. As well as helping with ongoing health conditions or recent injury, it’s ideal booked ahead of sporting events to reduce the risk of injury.
A specialist soft tissue massage can treat a number of conditions, like pulled muscles or sprains, as well as twinges and strain in common places, like the rotator cuff or achilles tendon. For more serious injuries, like torn muscles, torn ligaments and broken bones, you should see a doctor or physiotherapist for treatment.
Soft tissue therapy involves using a number of specialist techniques: soft tissue release (STR) helps restore strength to muscles; muscle energy techniques (METs) ease tension and improve range of motion; and neuromuscular techniques (NMT) which includes trigger point therapy to reduce pain and restore function.
To keep you and your therapist safe, it’s important to hold off on getting a massage if you’re unwell with a fever or flu-like symptoms, or if you have a contagious skin disease. Therapists have the right to cancel your treatment if they think it will harm you or them in any way.
If you have a health condition and you’re not sure about booking a massage, consult your GP for advice beforehand.