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Sports Massage

Sports massage  tends to be a deeper and more intense treatment. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimize post event injuries.
One of the main reasons that people choose to have a sports massage with a physiotherapist, is because they can access an injury expert at the same time. You get double the value as you are able to ask the physio as many questions as you want about the pain that you're in, injury advice, recovery techniques or any other such questions you might have, all at the same time that you're getting the deep massage that your muscles need.

How deep do you like your massage?

If its a really deep sports massage that you are looking for then just let the physiotherapist know. The therapist will work as deeply as you need, all you need to do is ask. All we ask is that you let us know if you have a high pain threshold and, what you feel comfortable to tolerate. This massage is tailored to suit your needs. 

Common Ways That Sports Massage Will Help You
  • Relax general muscles stiffness and soreness of the legs
  • Reduce back stiffness
  • Ease hamstring tightness
  • Reduce calf muscle tightness
  • Relax stiff shoulders
  • Pre-event muscle preparation
  • Post-event muscle recovery
  • Reduce injury risk by reducing scar tissue of old injuries
  • Relieve stress and pain
  • Prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
  • Helps assist stretching of tight muscles
Our Sports massages can be 30 minutes or 60 minutes long.

To book, please call 028 9266 6959, or e-mail

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage techniques are derived from a variety of massage styles. These styles can include Swedish massage techniques, deep tissue to long relaxing stokes. Your therapist will tailor your massage techniques depending on your needs. If you are unsure whether or not massage is appropriate for you, please call us at Gav Noble Physiotherapy for individualized advice.
People use therapeutic massage as a standalone treatment. On the other hand, some people, such as athletes, labourers or stressed out office workers, receive regular therapeutic massage to keep themselves in good physical condition.

How Will Therapeutic Massage Help You

Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Relaxation Massage and Remedial Massage to not only relax your whole body but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing.
It will help improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; plus boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
Therapeutic massage will also help to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase their flexibility
These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.

Our Therapeutic massages can be 30 minutes or 60 minutes long.

To book, please call 028 9266 6959, or e-mail
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