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Deep Soft Tissue and Sports Massage Hatfield

Hatfield Practice Sports Massage sessions are an important part of our treatment programme. Sports Massage | Deep tissue massage is often used as part of a tension and flexibility |management programme. Wonderful for managing pain, muscle tensions and stiffness. Massage can help the spine and joint rehabilitation after injury or training. The massage team uniquely include highly trained practitioners such as the Osteopaths and Physiotherapists at the Practice. Our Sports Massage practitioners are hands-on, highly trained and time served. Massage Patients return year in and year out as treatment is effective and works very well. Some people come back to relax or have a treatment MOT.  Others are following a demanding training programme and want to help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance. Sports massage can have some great benefits…


Sports and deep soft tissue massage benefits:

  • Sports and deep soft tissue massage aids relaxation of superficial and deep muscles.
  • Deep massage helps to relieve emotional and stress held tensions.
  • Sports Massage Improves circulation, relaxes over-trained, stiff muscles.
  • Improves healing by aiding  lymphatic flow (circulation)
  • Deep tissue Massage helps ease muscle tensions developed by long hours at work, in the office and playing sports.

Sports massage can help improve:

  • Sports massage helps improve flexibility by elongating muscle length.
  • Massage helps by releasing stiff shoulder, hip and spinal joints by easing tensions and improving blood flow.
  • After a massage, muscles tend not to be as sore and stiff after intense or repetitive training.
  • Sports massage helps in recovery time by releasing trigger points, adhesions and improving blood flow to the area.
  • Sports massage reduces the anxiety of athletic competition.

Sports massage in Hatfield is great for:

  • Muscle pain and stiffness in most of the muscular and bony skeletal system
  • Sports Massage helps with muscle stiffness, strains, sprains and repetitive over-training injuries.
  • Sports Massage will focus on the areas you need treating most.
  • Sports massage is great for tight hamstrings, thigh muscles, low back or shoulders and neck.
  • Deep tissue massage is especially good for trigger points (Sore spots) and muscle tension.


Your Hatfield Sports Massage starts with a detailed case history.  Your treatment will be considered alongside your medical history and a detailed examination. Your past and presenting symptoms are always taken into account as it helps to provide a clearer picture. Sports massage treatment typically involves a deeper style of soft tissue massage using both hands and for deeper muscles, parts of the practitioner’s arm. The Masseur is trained and focused on the restricted/injured area. Or along with specific muscles, connective tissue and nerve pathways. Massage relaxes and reinvigorates. Sports, deep tissue massage and myofascial massage has many documented benefits. Massage tends to release muscular reflexes and relieves the pain caused by soft tissue shortening ( stiffness).  that can lead to fibrosis, deep muscle pain and stiffness. The massage provides an amazing sense of lightness, freedom of movement and may help to reduce further injuries.



Commonly known benefits include:

  • Relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Relief of muscle tension

Fitness enthusiasts and athletes will find that these forms of deep tissue massage help to improve

  • Flexibility
  • Muscles tend not to be as sore and stiff
  • Massage helps in their recovery time
  • Reduces the anxiety of athletic competition

Conditions which in general respond well to deep tissue techniques are:

  • Muscle pain and stiffness
  • Strains, sprains, repetitive strain injuries
  • Sore spots and muscle tension.
  • Recovery time after training
  • In – resolving muscle stiffness and restrictions

Deep Tissue Massage is safe and effective

Deep Tissue Massage is safe and very good at treating minor injuries, tensions and stiff muscles. Bodywork in the form of sports or deep tissue massage will help you to feel amazing, flexible and relaxed. In general other forms of massage such as holistic massage therapy does not always diagnose (although it may help). For injury consultation, diagnosis, and treatments that don’t resolve an Osteopath or Physiotherapist easily could be helpful. It should be noted that massage will help certain injuries to heal by removing inflammation by improving blood flow. If you feel that you need a detailed biomechanical exam and treatment, you should also seek the advice of  Physiotherapy or Osteopath at the Hatfield Practice on 01707 888229. Please call us up we are always happy to help. 


Sports Massage therapy is a form of deep soft tissue. Sports massage uses several specific techniques to treat physically active individuals, anyone involved in heavy-duty physical activities and sports performers who may be more vulnerable to injury because of the stresses placed on their body by exertion. Sports Massage at the Hatfield Practice can relieve niggling aches and pains before they develop more serious overuse injuries. It can also be great for post-event relaxation and recovery and help to relieve stress, tension, and fatigue. Sports massage is generally used to provide rehabilitation from soft tissue injury, to maintain muscular conditioning and joint flexibility for the competition to maximise athletic potential. Also, it eases the effects caused by severe exercise such as myofascial shortening, i.e. restrictions in your body’s contractile (muscle) and non-contractile supportive (fascia) connective tissues. Therefore it can help keep your body flexible, aid your performance, and assist you in rehabilitation from injuries. Sports massage can be used to help you prepare for physical activity, assist in the prevention of injuries and aid in your recovery from physical exertion after competition or training. Although, as its name implies, Sports massage is a form more geared towards the athlete, it is equally effective in dealing with the problems caused by heavy work and the stresses of everyday living.

Massage may help speed up recovery time.

When a professional athlete tears a muscle or similar, it makes news. Anyone who plays a sport or is involved with hard physical effort can be injured, and the most vulnerable are children and adolescents, middle-aged athletes and women. More and more sports and fitness enthusiasts include massage as a part of their conditioning programmes. Deep Tissue Massage is not just for the professional athlete or the person who is training for the Olympics. It is for everyone and needs to be looked at as a health benefit and not a luxury. People just like you and I are including deep tissue massage as part of their regular healthy living programmes. Almost anyone can benefit from treatment, athlete or not. Whenever you exercise or exert yourself heavily, small amounts of swelling occur in the muscle because of tiny tears.

Therefore massage, after the event, will help reduce the swelling, loosen tired, stiff muscles, help maintain flexibility, promote circulation and more oxygen to the muscle, and help to remove the waste products of energy generation. The deep neuromuscular massage will help speed up recovery time and alleviate any soreness. Below are descriptions of the more common forms of deep tissue massage. Athletes from most sports use deep tissue massage as part of their training programme before and after a competition and tailored specifically for that person and their sport. In fact, many athletes have attributed Sports Massage as a primary reason for their performances and longevity. For the athlete, massage can help improve performance, increase endurance and help lower fatigue levels. By reducing fatigue, athletes can train better with longer and more effective workouts. When you choose to receive massage between your workouts, there is a high increase in your recovery time.