Sports Massage Colchester 

Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic are pleased to offer services in sports massage in Colchester. Used to relieve muscle tension and relax musculature, sports massage is a great way to supplement recovery from exercise as well as maintain muscular health. Sports massage can be used throughout varying stages, from pre-performance through to training and rehabilitation.  
Techniques can include: 
Effleurage - to improve lymph flow 
Petrissage - muscle kneading 
Deep tissue massage - reduces resistance and induce relaxation of muscles 
Trigger points – Sustained pressure to tension points within a muscle to relax muscle fibres. 
Post massage exercises, advice and taping if required - to maintain and support soft tissue following massage. 

Physio Massage Colchester, Essex 

Our experienced sport and remedial massage therapist, Kath Birks, from Colchester Rehab Support Services, is here to help with all of your sports and remedial massage needs.  
If after your physio massage in Colchester you require further assessment, then our top team of physiotherapists are also here to help.  
Remedial Massage for relaxation is also available. 
Book a physio massage in Colchester online now or phone 01206 579631 for an appointment. 


What conditions can be treated by a sports massage? 
Sports massage works on soft tissue (muscle, ligaments tendons, connective soft tissue) and helps with injury prevention, recovery and performance.  
Sports massage, like any massage, also has psychological benefits promoting a feeling of relaxation and well being.  
Conditions treated by sports massage include: Neck, shoulder and back pain, sprains and strains, overuse injuries and pre and post event treatment. 
Does a sports massage hurt? 
The pressure of a sports massage can be quite firm and whilst it may cause discomfort it should never be too painful.  
It is important to communicate with your therapist so that the correct pressure can be found for you.  
Remember that everyone is an individual and we all experience pain differently. 
Would a sports massage treatment be right for me? 
You do not have to be a sports person to benefit from soft tissue therapy and sports massage.  
Anyone engaging in physical activity or experiencing muscle tension and discomfort can benefit from sports massage.  
It can help with everyday aches and pains, whether it is from sitting at a desk for too long or a weekend of gardening. 
How does a sports massage compliment other treatments? 
Sports massage helps to relieve the tension in muscles, reducing pain and stiffness and improving range of motion thus assisting the effectiveness of physiotherapy.  
The combination of physiotherapy with sports massage can optimise rehabilitation outcomes and prevent future injuries.. 
Can I exercise after a sports massage? 
It is advisable to wait 24 hours after treatment before doing any strenuous exercise.  
Exercising too soon after a session of sports massage can increase muscle soreness and compromise the benefits of the treatment.  
Light exercise such as walking or swimming is okay. 

Conditions Sports Massage can Treat 

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"Very professional, knowledgeable and understanding. With treatment and ongoing exercises, my injury has all but gone. Highly recommend." 
Sue - 13 September 2020 
"Can't praise this place highly enough. From the warm, friendly approach to the efficacy of the therapy everything was top notch 👌. I would recommend them to any one." 
Suopyuen - 29 July 2020 


Craig Fowlie 

Senior Physiotherapist with a Masters Degree in  
Sports & Exercise Medicine 

Jane Marr 

Senior Physiotherapist with a Masters Degree in 
Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy 

Amy Eade 

Senior Physiotherapist 
Cancer Care Specialist 

Kath Birks 

Sports Massage Therapist 

Carl Green 

Senior Physiotherapist 
Specialist Musculoskeletal 

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