Sports massage isn’t just for professional athletes. Certainly not here at Sarum, where we welcome fair-weather golfers, club rugby players, and youngsters on rugby pathways. From marathon runners to parkrun enthusiasts, we are here to help you achieve your fitness goals and personal bests. Everyone is welcome.

Meet the team:

Before I delve into the benefits of sports massage for professional and casual athletes, let me introduce you to a few of the Sarum team members.

  • Mikey Saba specialises in sports injury rehabilitation and musculoskeletal and spinal conditions. Saba offers appointments on Wednesdays when we are open till 9 pm.
  • Ally Rogerson has a background in Physiotherapy and Sports Science and has come to specialise in rehabilitating musculoskeletal and spinal conditions and sporting injuries. Ally offers appointments on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Then we have Richard Gilbert, another Physiotherapist with an in-depth knowledge of sport-related rehab. Richard works closely with young and old athletes in assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Richard is a keen rugby player and loves to help players from this discipline. Katy and I love to help tennis players, and as you may know, I enjoy cycling, so I love helping weekend and professional cyclists.

The whole Sarum team recognises the importance of social sport and its benefits to our health and well-being, so no matter your level of fitness or ability, we are here for you.

In the world of sports, every edge counts

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, optimising performance and recovery is paramount. Amidst the array of training techniques and recovery methods, sports massage is a mighty tool for enhancing athletic performance and well-being.

Enhanced Performance:

Sports massage isn’t just about relaxation; it’s about optimising muscle function. By targeting specific muscle groups, sports massage can alleviate tension, improve flexibility, and enhance range of motion. This translates to better performance on the field or court, allowing athletes to move more efficiently and reducing injury risk.

Injury Prevention:

Prevention is always better than cure, especially in sports. Regular sports massage sessions can identify areas of muscle tightness or imbalance that may lead to injuries if left unchecked. By addressing these issues proactively, athletes can mitigate the risk of strains, sprains, and other common sports injuries.

Faster Recovery:

Intense training sessions can leave muscles fatigued and prone to soreness. Sports massage aids in the removal of metabolic waste products such as lactic acid, which accumulate during exercise and contribute to muscle soreness. Sports massage accelerates recovery by improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, allowing athletes to bounce back quicker and train at a higher intensity.

Stress Reduction:

The demands of competitive sports can take a toll on the body and mind. Sports massage provides not only physical benefits but also psychological relief. The rhythmic strokes and deep tissue work of sports massage promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. Fostering a sense of well-being which is essential for peak performance.

Rehabilitation Support:

Injuries are inevitable in sports, but they don’t have to derail an athlete’s career. Sports massage plays a crucial role in rehabilitation by promoting tissue healing, reducing scar tissue formation, and restoring optimal muscle function. Whether recovering from a sprained ankle or a torn muscle. Incorporating sports massage into a rehabilitation program can expedite recovery and improve outcomes.

Customised Treatment:

One of sports massage’s greatest strengths is its adaptability. Every athlete is unique, with specific needs and goals. A skilled sports massage therapist can tailor each session to address individual concerns. Whether focusing on tight hamstrings, alleviating shoulder tension, or improving postural alignment. This personalised approach ensures athletes receive the targeted care they need to excel in their sport.

Not just a luxury reserved for elite athletes.

The advantages are undeniable, from enhancing performance and preventing injuries to promoting faster recovery and reducing stress. And it’s a valuable tool that can benefit athletes of all levels.

Whether you’re a professional competitor striving for greatness or a recreational athlete pursuing your passion, integrating sports massage into your training regimen can help you unlock your full potential and enjoy a healthier, more fulfilling athletic journey.