Massage Therapy

What makes Atherton Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic different?

Yes, we’re determined to solve the immediate pain and discomfort you’re suffering from, but we’re also passionate about helping you in the long term. As we are used to seeing lots of clients with pain, we often pick up on’ typical pain presentations’ (for example a right-handed desk-worker with certain muscles that feel tight and are the cause of the pain). So, we may also give you some advice on how to keep this pain away long term. Our massage therapists are all Physiotherapists, so we are experts in treating pain. We have found on occasion, that a client thinks that massage may be the solution to their problem, but as we do the massage, we can find that there are other factors involved such as ‘stiff joints’ which are contributing. If this is the case, we can help with that too.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

From competing in and training for sporting events, to sitting at your desk at work each day, we all undertake activity that over time can have a detrimental impact on our bodies. Massage therapy is an excellent form of treatment to correct the imbalances in soft tissue generally arising from such repetitive activity.
Not only this, massage therapy is also an excellent form of treatment for any of those unfortunate sports-related injuries that may be preventing you from being on top of your game.

How does massage therapy work?

Through various techniques, our highly qualified and experienced therapists can manipulate tight and inelastic soft tissue to stretch and lengthen the fibres. Over time, as these tissues relax and smoothen with treatment, tired and sore muscles are restored to full health, the risk of injury is reduced, recovery times between workouts are improved, and abnormal movement patterns are stopped in their tracks. Not to forgetting to mention that your sense of wellbeing will also be vastly improved. Massage also improves circulation so it can be used to reduce puffy ankles.

What are the different types of massage therapy?

There are a huge variety of techniques our therapists have mastered. These broadly fall, within the categories of sports massage, deep tissue massage and relaxation massage and Lymphatic massage. Sports massage is a deep massage and aims at getting ‘knots’ out of muscles using trigger points. Swedish massage is good for general well-being and relaxation. Lymphatic massage is very gentle and aimed at reducing excess fluid that the body has accumulated.

What to expect during your treatment?

Your therapist will discuss what it is that you are hoping to gain from the massage. Your therapist will then gradually begin to work on the tissues. Don’t worry, though, communication will be maintained throughout and intensity adjusted to suit your preference and ensure that you’re comfortable.

On conclusion of the massage, your therapist will likely give you advice on any further treatment or stretches that may help in the interim, as ensuring you have plenty of water to drink to flush out those toxins.
Just so you’re aware, you are more than welcome to bring a friend or family member along to your treatment.

To book your massage therapy appointment call the clinic on 01942 871709 or click on the button below to book online.

Here is what our clients are saying…

My body was aching all over possibly due to stress or working on a computer all day? I was suffering with constant neck and shoulder pain. The massage was very relaxing and the therapist friendly; explaining everything as they went along. My aches and pains were relieved, and it was quite some time before I needed any help again.

Joanne F

Massage Client

I suffer from knots and tightness of muscles in my back.

On one occasion whilst working, I suffered a large knot the size of a tennis ball in the upper parts of my right back which affected the movements of my shoulder, neck and right arm.

This also left me slightly hunched over due to the pain and tension of the muscle itself. After 45 minutes of back massaging and relaxing the muscle and surrounding muscles, the knot reduced significantly that I was able to stand up straight and move my shoulder neck and right arm normally.

Jamie T

Massage Client

I was suffering with daily complaints of back and knee pain and at times they were unbearable and stressful. At first, I was sceptical if they would help me, as other therapies I had tried before did not help. But I was very happy. What has been good is that, as well as having the massages, I was advised on natural pain relief and given exercises too. So I can manage my back pain with the massage when I feel I need it and I don’t need to take tablets for it.

Leigh B

Massage Client