What is a Sports Massage?

The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. This form of massage is used to:

  • improve movement
  • improve performance
  • reduce the chance of injury
  • reduce recovery time after an injury

Sports massage is designed to help athletes before, during and after training. It is useful for anyone who exercises to increase flexibility, prevent injuries and help with healing after a sports injury.

Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It is not a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue.

Sports massage is very effective at treating soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains and stress within muscles and around joints. It helps to return muscles to their correct range of motion which can become misaligned through playing sport, exercising or work related posture.

A sports massage helps the body recover from the stresses of exercise and facilitates the rebuilding phase of conditioning. A sports massage helps improve blood and lymph circulation, muscle relaxation and general relaxation. Sports massages also help to flush out waste products and better cell nutrition. The effects of sports massage adds up to the relief of soreness, stiffness, increased flexibility and less chance for future injury. Sports massage is a beneficial treatment to help muscles recover, prevent injuries and prepare the body for future exercise.

Muscle tightness can limit flexibility, increase pain and cause future injuries. Sports massage helps release muscle tightness. A sports massage helps increase blood flow through tight muscles, break down inflexible tissues and stretch out muscle fibres. Using a sports massage regularly to relieve tight muscles can help reduce the chance of injury and maximise performance.

What our clients say...

McNeely Skin and Body- Sports Massage and Therapy ★★★★★
  • Gemma Andre ★★★★★
    Where do I start, this is the best massage I have ever experienced! Ryan is so professional and the knowledge and experience is unbelievable. All my family have treatments now on a Regular basis due to their Christmas present/birthday being a massage with Ryan, quote that was an amazing gift 😄. Highly recommend a treatment weather its for general relaxation de stress, an injury, help with sleep and anxiety. Look no further. Thank you Ryan keep up the good work!
    12/07/23 — 5 months ago
  • Andrea Littlewood ★★★★★
    I recently had quite a lot of sessions with Ryan, I have a stressful job that impacts my back terribly. Ryan has been a god sent, I feel at ease with him and he works wonders. I would highly recommend him.
    18/10/23 — 2 months ago
  • Angela Audsley ★★★★★
    Highly recommend McNeely sports massage. Ryan has treated a shoulder injury I’ve had pain from for a number of years, I’ve seen at least 3 other practitioners multiple times, with little improvement. After my first visit to Ryan I had significant reduction in pain and after one follow up I’ve had zero pain since! It’s made a big difference for me and I will continue to book for preventative and pain relief treatment in future.
    09/11/23 — a month ago
  • Karen Francis ★★★★★
    I went to Ryan monthly for his sports massage for the best part of a year. As well as the massages being really good - I always felt a noticeable difference in my back and shoulders in particular afterwards - Ryan was friendly, professional and really knowledgeable about injuries and the muscular system. I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for a skilled masseuse.
    01/11/23 — a month ago
  • Amanda Bailes ★★★★★
    My symptoms were lower back & upper back discomfort. Over recent months Ryan has supported me to reflect and adjust my posture, along with regular treatment that has resulted in fewer aches and pains. I would highly recommend. Ryan’s knowledge is his area of work is outstanding. Customer service is excellent.
    18/10/23 — 2 months ago

What next?

If you have any questions about your treatment or would like to book a consultation at our Sports Massage Clinic in Huddersfield please use our online booking system or get in touch with Ryan on 07828883097 or email Ryan@mcneelyskinandbody.co.uk