Sports Massage refers to a soft tissue treatment that can assist with many types of conditions and injuries. It involves the assessment of muscles and connective tissue of the body to help prevent and manage dysfunction, pain or physical disorders.


Contrary to what is generally believed, Sports Massage is a therapy that can benefit everybody, not only Sports people. It is ideal not only to treat injuries and prevent them, but also to release tension and aches. 


A variety of techniques are used in this therapy, such as stretches, trigger points, tractions or mobilisations. All of them are combined as a soft tissue treatment through massage.


An important purpose of Sports Massage is to increase range of movement, flexibility and reduce pain.


In our Sports Massage clinic in Glasgow, our sports therapists will give you supportive advice on exercise and training.


Sports massage helps you to obtain a better awareness of the body, symmetry and posture. 

Benefits of Sports Massage

· Reduces Pain

· Reduce muscle spasm 

· Enhance athletic performance.

· Shortens recovery time from injuries.

· Increase range of movement and flexibility.

· Reduces the risk of injury and re-injury.

· Increase muscle tone.

· Breaks down scar tissue.

· Provide balance of the musculoskeletal system.

Sport Injuries

Sports injuries happen when playing sports or exercising, but can be caused by repetitive movements at work or in other circumstances. It can be from accidents or poor training practices. Not warming up or stretching enough before and after your exercise can also cause injuries. There are different types of injuries;

Acute injuries occur suddenly, when playing or exercising like sprained ankles or fractures.

Chronic injuries are caused by playing a sport or exercise for a long time. The injury has not healed properly in first place so now that area is painful when we perform the activity and it feels a dull soreness and/or swelling when resting.

Sport massage with acupuncture for pain relief

Sports Massage and Acupuncture may be an effective method to relief ache and soreness to help in the recovery process when combined. 
Massage works on the damaged soft tissue and encourages the blood flow and nutrients supply into the affected area to help in the healing process. It increases flexibility and range of movement.

It has been proved that Acupuncture boosts the activity of your body’s natural painkillers, helping to eliminate aches and pains acting as a powerful aid to hands on treatment. Nerve pain and sore muscles or joints can benefit from combining these two therapies. Also chronic problems such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder or osteoarthritis.

Cupping is a popular treatment within the clinic. At Acusports we combine this technique with Sports Massage to optimise the benefits from this therapy.

Cupping involves placing glass or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation and help relieve pain from the tissues. 

You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing, although some people may find it a bit uncomfortable. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner's assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas

This treatment is available on 60 minutues slots to make sure we work in depth the soft tissue combining massage and the use of the cups.


Cupping therapy


Taping is commonly used in sports environment. The general goals of this taping techniques is to provide dynamic support, protecting muscles and/or joints, while still allowing a safe and functional range of motion. 
Rather than being wrapped completely around injured joints or muscle groups, kinesiology tape is applied directly over and/or around the periphery of these areas. This non-restrictive type of taping allows most applications to be worn for 4-5 days, allowing therapeutic benefits to accumulate 24/7 for the entire time they’re worn.

Kinesiology tape can be worn during intense exercise, showering, bathing or swimming, and dries quickly after a quick pat with a towel.

Professional and amateur athletes like to use it especially on their ankles, knees and shoulder if they require some extra support for a joint or soft tissue problem. It is generally used to support a structure that has been injured.

Kinesiology taping



All type of Back Pain


Neck pain

Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Tennis Elbow

Frozen Shoulder

Knee Pain

Shoulder Pain

Chronic & Acute Back Pain

Pelvic Floor & Core - Hypopressives

Sports Massage for Injury Prevention

General stiffness and Muscle Pain

Hip Pain

Ankle & Wrist Pain

How to avoid sport injuries?

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· A common mistake is to perform an incorrect technique while training. Ask for advice if needed to make sure you are performing the exercise in a correct way.

· Warm-up before your exercise to increase blood flow to the muscles and promoting flexibility and mobility.

· Stretch to increase the flexibility of your muscles after your training. 

· Avoid overtraining, specially if you feel in a weak condition.

· Keep a balanced diet to ensure a proper nutrition for your body.

· Be aware of your own limitations. Do not push yourself beyond your physical capacity by, for example, exceeding your training timing or lifting too much weight. 

· A lack of concentration while working out could cause an injury. It is important to keep your focus on the present moment being aware of the exercise you are performing and keep a balance between your breath and your movement at all time.

Our Sports Massage clinic in Glasgow has a treatment for you.

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