JANUARY LOCKDOWN UPDATE: As Physiotherapists, we are able to continue to offer sports massage and acupuncture as part of our physiotherapeutic management of a patient within a healthcare context; that is if you suffer from an injury, pain or a medical problem that warrants this treatment. This is different to standalone sports massage that would not be classed as a healthcare intervention.
This means that should you book onto a session, one of our physios will get in touch with you before your session in order to perform our COVID19 screening and ensure that the session is appropriate, in line with government guidelines. Keep an eye on your email, including your spam folder, as the session might not be able to go ahead if we're not able to get in touch with you.
We will also please ask that you wear a face mask, arrive at the clinic 10 minutes before your appointment and wash your hands on arrival. You will also have your temperature checked on arrival. If you have any queries regarding face to face appointments, our updated safety measures or any aspect of infection control, please email us at or call 02080586262.
WHAT IS SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to relieve exercise-related aches and pain.
The name Sports Massage defines an overall approach to massage therapy, rather than something that's exclusively for sportsmen and women.
WHAT CAN A SPORTS MASSAGE SESSION HELP ME WITH?
Sports massage can:
Relieve excess muscle tension or soreness
Assist recovery from sports-related stress or injury
Offer relief to overworked / compensating areas from injury
Help with restricted range of motion
Stimulate mental alertness, brighter thinking and positive attitude
Help with mental and physical recovery
When suffering from acute injuries, in the case of muscle and tendon tears, or in the presence of acute inflammation; you should seek Physiotherapy treatment instead. At LDN PHYSIO, our Sports Massage sessions are delivered by trained Physiotherapists, so you can be confident that you're in safe hands and you will be informed in that case.
WHEN IS SPORTS MASSAGE NOT RECOMMENDED?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Your therapist will discuss with you the main objectives of the massage so the session can be tailored to you and your goals, before performing a quick physical assessment.
Using deep but controlled pressure that promotes long term benefits, your therapist will promote lymph fluid and blood circulation along the key muscle groups that need relieving.
This will help improve your range of motion, reduce the development of scar tissue, and can provide mental and physical relaxation too.
Your therapist can also show you how to maintain the benefits of the session with key exercises to do at home or in the gym.
It's advisable to bring a pair of shorts and a vest top so we can access the body areas at play.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?
I'M FEMALE. CAN I REQUEST A FEMALE THERAPIST?
Of course. Simply choose one of our female therapists when booking or notify us via email after booking.
THE LDN DIFFERENCE
TRULY TAILORED INTERVENTION
Our clinicians will go above and beyond to ensure you get the best out of your intervention. With experience as senior clinicians in the NHS, in private clinics, Premiere League clubs and in some of the biggest firms in the City - we're confident with can get you back on track towards achieving your own unique goals as soon as feasible.
INNOVATIVE REHAB EXPERIENCE
Our systems are simple and effective, and our treatments based on the latest evidence. Book, pay, change appointments in 2 secs. Forget stickmen drawings, we'll get you on our exercise app which integrates with your phone, smartwatch and allows communication with your physio when not in clinic.
SUPPORTIVE & LISTENING
We want your experience to be as seamless as possible. Because results only come with commitment, we support you when you leave the clinic too. Stay in touch with your clinician via video, email or messenger; get the answers to your questions as soon as they come up and stay on track in between sessions.