A sports massage can be as fundamental to fitness as stretching or warming up and like these basic routines are
designed to help prepare and condition the body against the pressures of intensive or even relatively light
If you suffer from strains and niggles regularly it is likely that you are not properly conditioning your body both
before and after exercise.
Muscular pain can also be caused by a variety of contributory factors that are certainly not exclusive to sports or
intensive exercise alone. Seemingly innocuous routines or actions can have a telling impact upon the body and unwittingly
a person’s own bad habits could be the root of their pain and discomfort. Whether you think you know the source of your
niggle or not, don’t suffer in silence; our team of experienced massage therapists will not only endeavour to ease your
aches but also advise you on future practices that could encourage long term alleviation.
Poor posture such as sitting hunched or sleeping in an awkward position is very commonly associated with tension
particularly in the back, shoulder and neck areas. Not only does this soreness make performing everyday tasks a
chore, overcompensating for a stiffness in one muscle group could subject other parts of the body to stress. Of
course for those who do partake in sports or regular exercise an unfortunate consequence of such exertions can be
the tightening and knotting of muscle fibres. Exercise should be a healthy release rather than a burden which is
why our sports massage treatments are specifically crafted to aid recovery and promote musculoskeletal flexibility.
Tight Muscles are often the result of fibril contractions and the accumulation of excess fluids in the tissue
that produces swelling. As one of the most common complaints we encounter at our London massage clinics, sports
massage treatments can help to relax these areas of rigid muscle and drain the fluid from the area promoting
recovery and restoring function.
Joint pain is another problem clients frequently approach our therapists with and is often caused by an injury to
the ligaments or tendons that surround the affected area. Joint discomfort can be a sign of inflammation, infection
or perhaps in older individuals an arthritic condition.
Massage can be applied as an independent practice or as a complementary therapy in accordance with other treatments
depending upon the severity and persistence of the injury. Sports massage will help maintain flexibility in
co-dependent muscle groups whilst they compensate for the injury as well as promoting synovial fluid around the
Most of us have experienced a sprain at one time or another and so we can appreciate how painful such an injury
can be. A sprain occurs when muscles, tendons and ligaments are put under extreme pressure and stretched making
severely restricting use of the affected area and making any kind of deliberate movement, let alone exercise
Where sprains are concerned time is a great healer and it is important to take the proper precautions to ensure a
speedier recovery. It is important to rest the injury, applying ice to the area in discomfort in order to reduce
swelling You should also consider compressing it to provide support and further lessen the swelling as well as
keeping the body part elevate to prevent the accretion of fluids around the site of injury.
What sports massage encourages is a consistent and strong flow of oxidised blood to the damaged area which in
turn stimulates the body’s natural healing process. It is this approach that allows patients to return to their
daily routine as quickly as possible.
Don’t just listen to us listen to our customers
I had quite a lot of liposuction done during March 2010 (after saving for about 20 years!) and afterwards
I suffered with fluid retention quite badly. It made me groggy and really affected the way my body
looked. My surgeon recommended lymphatic drainage massage and not knowing the first place to look I
resorted to google - which found me Nico. I had 5 sessions with Nico - it was very light and although
ached at times I know this was more to do with my internal healing than the actual massage. At the end
I went back to see my surgeon. He was absolutely delighted with the results - the fluid lumpy bits had
all but disappeared and my skin tone was a million times better. The sessions were also very useful for
keeping up my motivation for exercise and healthy eating as Nico does the same and certainly focused my
concentration on these areas!! Combining exercise, massage and eating properly, I have lost a total of
1st 4 pounds and 27cm from all over my body. If that's not worth a massage then I don't know what is!!!