Magdalen Health and Wellbeing

Sports Therapy or Sports Massage? What is the difference?

October 2, 2023

  • For a limited time you can now book a FREE consultation with our sports therapists either in person or via zoom call.
      Sports Therapists generally have a much more thorough training than Sports Masseurs. They are educated to degree level and have a deeper understanding of the human body especially when it comes to diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating injuries. They can also treat many injuries which have not happened on the sports field.     They can effectively treat:    
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Trapped nerves
  • Runners Knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Groin / knee strains
  • Ankle injuries
  • Muscle tears
  • Rib upper back strain
  • Calf strains
  • Achilles injuries
    Sports Therapists are experts in dealing with and treating musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Whether you’re experiencing long-term discomfort or suffering with a more acute injury, sports therapists can offer a wide range of treatment approaches aimed at getting relief and back to your chosen sports or activities.  
Sports Massage is a hands on treatment to the body’s soft tissues and their functions. The main soft tissues include muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments. Level 3 courses address the prevention of injury and enhanced performance. A Level 4 training includes certain soft tissue conditions and minor injuries commonly suffered in sport activity plus a range of interventions aimed at promoting repair and recovery.    
  • Benefits of Sports Massage.
There are countless benefits sports massage has on the body and mind. Massage can improve range of motion, decreased stiffness, and reduce stress. It increases blood flow, reduces muscle tension, and increases a person’s sense of well-being. All of these physiological changes can be used to assist recovery from musculoskeletal injuries or manage chronic pain.          
  • Benefits of Physical Activity.
One of the biggest beliefs in Sports Therapy is the positive effects of exercise on the brain and body. Improving cardiovascular health and metabolic rate play 2 major roles in decreasing pain and improving function in the body. Exercise prescriptions can be given as a management tool for patients with chronic pain.        
  • For a limited time you can now book a FREE consultation with our sports therapists either in person or via zoom call.
  • Book HERE with one of our Sports Therapists and get back to your best form without delay!