The Benefits of Sports Massage and Does it Help Decrease The Risk of Sports Injury?

Posted: October 20, 2017

The Benefits of Sports Massage and Does it Help Decrease The Risk of Sports Injury?

Our Progress in Nuneaton

Since opening our sports injury and sports massage clinic in Nuneaton we have gone from strength to strength in gaining clients from the local Nuneaton area within sport and also treatment of injury outside of sport through occupational injury. As our reputation has increased we are regularly asked a few common questions regarding sports massage and sports injury treatment. One of the most common questions has been what are the benefits of sports massage? And does it help decrease the risk of sport injury?

Sports Massage What Do Our Clients Think?

Since 2016 we have asked 100 clients from the local Nuneaton area what do you think the benefits of sports massage are? And the top 5 answers were:


Sports Massage reduces stress.

 Sports Massages removes waste from the muscle tissue.

 Sports Massages loosens muscle tissue.

 Sports Massages the risk of injury.

 Sports Massages blood circulation.

Sports Massage and Decrease of Sport Injury What do Our Clients think?

We also asked 100 clients Do You Think Sports Massage Decreases The Risk of Sports Injury? It would seem there was a 60/40 split where 60 clients did think regular sports massages decreased the risk of sports injury and 40 clients thought that sports massage did not decrease the risk of sports injury.

To answer these questions we must look at the research on the benefits of sports massage. It is widely thought that  the human body benefits both physically and physiologically.

Sports Massage and its Effects on Sports Injury What Does The Research Indicate?

Research shows that sports massages can help to remove lactic acid from muscle tissue after exercise. It also indicates that sports massages can increase the flexibility of muscle tissue, reduce stress, and improve blood circulation. These benefits in turn can lead to reduce the risk of sports injury. In conclusion modern research does indicate sports massage and its benefits can decrease and help reduce the risk of sports injury.


The increase of blood circulation and removal of waste products such as lactic acid from muscle tissue improves the efficiency of muscle tissue through activity thus decreasing the risk of injury through elements such as fatigue.

Sports massages can remove scar tissue and increase the range of movement within muscle tissue, which can also decrease the risk of sports injury.

Finally the psychological affects of massage such as stress reduction ensures that the human body is in sync whilst performing physical activity. This not only makes the individual make better choices through the game such as making the right pass or making the right pass at a faster rate but it also improves concentration helping to reduce the risk of sports injury.

Our Advice

In conclusion we have found that sports massages and its benefits can reduce the risk of sports injury. The benefits of massage are not only found for reduction of injury within sport but it can also be a very effective tool to reduce the risk of occupational injury.

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What our clients say

"Playing rugby at a high standard means I must stay fit and injury free. Although i wasn't injured at the time I payed a visit to the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic after having been told by a freind the indepth injury prevention work they offer. It was clear to see that the treatment team were very experienced and were used to working with high caliber sports personel as the asssesment and biomechanical analyses was exceptional. I was told about the injuries that i could be more at risk of gettign and had a strict well supported rehabillition programme to follow. After just a few sessions i can honestly say i feel a big difference in my balance and equal muscular strength. Even though I am at the later stages of my career feel it is a great service to stay injury free and would realy benefit any youngsters who are keen to play their relative sports at the highest level. A big thankyou to the team at the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic keep the great work up, highly recomended.”

by Adam Wilson, Nuneaton O.E. RFC

"I can honestly say that I can feel a marked improvement in my right shoulder. It now feels more relaxed and less tense than it has for many years. Playing cricket at a high standard put a lot of stress on the body. The injury treatment and prevention work I received was brilliant Thank You Ash”

by Jason Jakeman, Cricket Coach, Former Worcester CC & Coventry North Warwickshire all rounder

"I had never heard of Queens Rd Sports Injury Clinic but after suffering with back aches I thought I would give it a go. I am really pleased at the results your treatment has given me. I can't believe it only took two treatments to make a huge difference. If only I had known about the clinic before."

by Sheila Beasley, Accountant

"Having suffered from spinal joint pain for years and tried many other therapists and treatments with no success I was told by a friend to visit Ash the specialist at the Queens Rd Sports Injury Clinic. Although my injury had nothing to do with sport it was explained to me that this did not matter. The expertise Ash has in this field is second to none and the results are amazing. He is a great guy and offers a service of high quality I would definitely recommend him to anyone".

by Graham Wale, Warehouseman.

“I have played rugby at a semi-professional and professional level for much of my career. During this time i have had a lot of injuries which stopped my playing career and doing certain activities on a daily bases. The work Ash has done has been awesome not only has he made my daily living easier i am now back playing rugby at a recreational standard. The knowledge he has about the human body is outstanding and his support with the rehabilitation programme throughout my treatment was excellent. I wasn't surprised to find out about his great achievements and the fact he has worked with some of the best athletes in the country".

by Ricky Hislop Former Coventry RFC

"After giving birth to my son I suffered from severe lower back and hip pain. Having had a consultation i was put through a detailed analyses which found muscle and biomechanical imbalances. The treatment I received and rehabilitation programme I followed allowed me to get back to day to day living. Visiting the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic was by far the best choice I have ever made, highly recommended to anyone with any injury".

by Donnor Pearson, Full time mum

"My son suffered from a chronic knee condition which leads him not being able take part in any physical activity for over 8 months. It was very frustrating for me and my son with the problem not being solved and him not being able to play football or be a normal active teenager. After travelling near and far and having visited a lot of therapists I came across the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic by chance. From the very first consultation I knew my son was in good hands. The assessments and analyses he was put through were extremely thorough and it was clear for me to see what the problem was and why after seeing other therapists it still was not fixed. Two months later after my son started the treatment, we was both back to playing sport and doing normal physical activities. It was not only the treatment I was happy with but the support my son received throughout his rehabilitation programme. I received information and advice when I needed it even outside clinic times. If you’re looking for goodservice, brilliant support and recovering treatment from an injury or discomfort pain then visiting the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic is a must, their experienced team will not let you down".

by Jason Bebe, Car Technician