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What is sports massage?

A sports massage is a specialist type of massage that provides health benefits, increases performance and aids relaxation by specifically targeting soft tissues. This will help any problems you may have with muscles, ligaments and tendons, a sports massage can help. A sports massage will ease pain, increase recovery and maximise performance. 


Sports massages are unique to each person. At Pulse Therapy we ensure we find out exactly what you want to gain and any specific problem areas. Massage therapy can be effective both as a one off and as part of a more regular therapy programme.

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Is sports massage right for me?

A sports massage can help in the following circumstances: 

  • Pre event

  • Post event

  • As part of a training programme

  • Chronic pain

  • Relaxation

  • Tight muscles – A sports massage is effective at loosening tight muscles and restoring muscle balance.

  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

  • Post injury – If you have injured a muscle, tendon or ligament our therapists can help but you may need more specialist attention so see our rehab therapy section


Your massage can be soothing and comforting, energising and uplifting, deep or superficial. All treatments will be tailored to your individual requirements. It's the time of day that's just for you. Massage can be for total relaxation. More people are actively seeking relaxation treatments as part of their professional lives and lifestyle.


The benefits of massage can help alleviate many health conditions, both physical and psychological, and in conjunction with appropriate exercise and nutrition, massage can really promote wellbeing.



Orthodox medical treatment is well complemented by massage, particularly as part of a rehab therapy programme. Pulse Therapy will also be able to show you some simple self-massage techniques to accompany any exercises, your therapy programme, and even educate a home or training partner in how to help you where possible.



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