Sports massages focus on stiff and tight muscles. They involve the application of therapeutic massage and stretching to assist an athlete’s performance and recovery from activity.
It involves the manipulation of "soft tissue" (connective tissue that has not hardened into bone or cartilage). This includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia, which is a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissue. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity.
Sports massage, before and after exercise, can help to prevent injury, improve performance and increase flexibility. There are different types of sports massage based on when the massage is delivered in relation to competition:
Sports massages at The Medical are delivered by expert physiotherapists, sports injury therapists or specialist sports massage therapists.
Our team has worked with leading sports clubs, from Bristol Rugby and Bristol City Football Club, to national teams such as Team GB Lacrosse and Team GB Ice Hockey. We have also worked at the London Marathon and the London 2012 Para-Olympic Games.
The Medical has been awarded the 'Clinic Management Quality Mark' and the 'Patient Practice Quality Mark' for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers' expectations.
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to book an appointment with our sports massage therapists.
The Medical’s healthcare centres are conveniently located across the UK, with good access to parking and public transport links.
We open from 7am to 9pm on weekdays, and also provide weekend appointments, so that you can be seen as soon as possible.
As well as undergoing a strict clinical assessment before working with The Medical, our practitioners receive regular clinical professional development. They are also experienced in making referrals to other clinical experts as appropriate.
We believe in making the most of life. This means different things to each of us - gardening, cycling with your mates, playing for a local team or simply going for a run. But whatever puts a smile on your face, one thing is for sure - you'll need to be in good health to achieve them.
Since we opened our doors in 2007, The Medical has been keeping people of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds active. We deliver over 10,000 treatments per month and have helped hundreds of thousands of people already.
We make sure that our treatments are affordable for everyone. Massages last either 30 minutes or one hour and prices range from £30 - £60. We also have concessions for students, under 18s, Pure Gym members and employees of our Corporate Partners.
Massage service plan
The initial objective is to identify what you would like to achieve from your treatment. Whatever your needs, the practitioner will take time to listen and understand these fully.
Once the practitioner has understood what you are looking to achieve, they will tailor the sports massage to suit your individual requirements.
During your massage the practitioner will identify any areas that need to be addressed. They will then discuss their findings with you at the end of the treatment.
Once your problem has been diagnosed, the practitioner will talk to you about the treatment options and a plan going forward designed to meet your specific needs.
An award-winning healthcare provider
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