Sports Massage

Essential Chiropractic provides a Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation service for clients suffering from both acute and chronic sporting and non-sporting injuries. Our team consists Sports rehabilitation and Sports massage specialist and they provide effective and efficient treatment and rehabilitation within our clinic.

Depending on the injury, the aim of the sessions are to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tightness, relieve muscle spasm, develop strength, improve balance/proprioception, increase range of movement and improve both function and performance.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is very much a ‘hands-on approach’ to treatment and will involve many manual therapy techniques used by Physiotherapists.

Sports massage is a manual technique applied to the body’s soft tissues. Sports massage is a deep and intense massage treatment. Sports massage uses various techniques involving stretching, toning, friction and compression. Sports massage is invigorating and is used effectively to treat muscular damage, overuse injuries, muscle tension and reduce the risk of injury. Sports massage can be used for maintenance massage, pre and post exercise events and for injury rehabilitation. Soft tissue techniques of a sports massage are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries. Sports massage can speed up the body’s healing process and reduce discomfort and pain from injury. Such intervention combined with an active gym rehabilitation programme guided by our therapists will help manage and improve your condition.

Our Sports Therapist does not just specialise in sporting injuries, but also has the expertise to treat all soft tissue injuries which may be encountered in daily working and leisurely life. Other conditions that can be treated with Sports Massage include:

  • Pre event
  • Post event
  • As part of a training programme
  • Chronic pain
  • Relaxation
  • Tight muscles – A sports massage is effective at loosening tight muscles and restoring muscle balance.
  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
  • Post injury – If you have injured a muscle, tendon or ligament our therapists can help but you may need more specialist attention so see our rehab therapy section

In addition to the above, our massage therapist has a keen interest in pregnancy massage. Soft Tissue Therapy during pregnancy has been found to help reduce tension and muscular pain during the time when your body is making vital adjustments in order to have the baby. With a trained professional it is completely safe to have massage during pregnancy. They will ensuring that you are comfortable throughout the whole massage and guarantee that the key body areas are targeted.


  • Relaxation
  • Stress Relief
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Reduced Muscular Pain/Stiffness
  • Reduction in General Tension

Massage is recommended after 16 weeks if this is your first pregnancy. Massage can be done after 12 weeks if this is your 2nd + pregnancy as long as you had no complications during your first pregnancy.