Sports Massage – FAQs

Sports massage or deep tissue massage treatments are a particularly specialist form of massage . It is a massage which is suited to addressing muscular and postural problems and injuries. A sports massage can also alleviate the stress and tension which can build up in the body’s soft tissue during physical activity or just through activities in everyday life.

What problems can sports massage help?

Sports massage can help with many different concerns such as:

  • Persistent aches and pains
  • Tight muscles
  • Sports related injuries
  • Back, neck & shoulder pain
  • Muscle tension, pain & flexibility
  • Joint aches
  • Increase your range of motion
  • Posture correction
  • Sprains & strains
  • Back, neck & shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive strain injury (Tennis/Golfers elbow, Carpal Tunnel)

What are the benefits of sports massage?

Sports massage encourages blood flow and also pumps fluid around and through the lymphatic system which in turn will increase the supply of nutrients to the damages tissues and fibres which need it encouraging healing at a faster rate. The effects of a sports massage will increase the tissue elasticity and will break down scar tissue. Finally through sports massage we are able to create a localised stretch of muscle fibres. Proven benefits include;

  • Faster recovery from injuries
  • Removal of lactic acid build up
  • Reduce future injuries
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Restoration of flexibility and range of motion

Warmth and pressure of the massage will promote relaxation of the muscle fibres and connective tissue which will reduce pain, tension and will aid in the removal of the build up of toxins within the body. With the natural release of endorphins during your massage you will leave feeling much better.

Who is sports massage for?

Sports massage is not only for athletes or active sports people but for those whose jobs are physically demanding or for those whose posture maybe affected through their work, for example someone with a desk job or a driver.

People who lead busy and stressful lives will benefit from a sports massage as it will relieve the tension that has built up over time. It doesn’t matter what you do or whether or not you are sporty or are young or old, sports massage is suitable for the majority of people. We will help guide you to decide whether or not this is the right treatment for you.

Does Sports Massage hurt?

Sports massage can sometimes be a challenging treatment. It should not be overly painful and you and Ryan can agree on the degree of pressure and comfort. If a particular technique is too uncomfortable then Ryan will adapt your treatment for you.

What should I wear?

A pair of shorts and a vest top is ideal.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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