Sports Massage

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy our Sports Massage sessions consist of traditional sports massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) and dry needling. This is suitable for professional and recreational athletes who experience pain and tension points in their muscles and for office workers who suffer from a stiff neck, back and shoulders. This is the type of sports massage extensively used to prepare Premier League footballers and rugby players prior to training and games. It is also used widely for recreation and elite runners and other athletes.

  • 30 minute Express Sports Massage is £35 (body part)
  • 60 minute Deluxe Sports Massage is £65 (whole body)

During a sports massage deep, firm pressure is used by the therapists thumbs, hands, knuckles and forearm to kneed and stretch the muscles. The aim of this is to generate friction in the muscles, create heat and improve blood flow into the sore and tight muscles. Increased blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and removes waste products and stimulate detoxification.

Sports massage in Wandsworth

Special stainless steel massage tools are also used during this type of massage. These techniques originate from the Traditional Chinese Medicine form of massage known as Gua Sha. Now more commonly known as Graston Technique, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) releases adhesions in our fascia. Fascia is a type of connective tissue that envelopes our muscles, support’s our bones and organs and insulates our nerves. Using these tools stimulates cellular activity, improves lymph and blood flow and helps to relieve pain from tight sore muscles.

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation in Wandsworth

Dry needling is a form of acupuncture where needles are inserted into trigger points in the muscles. Trigger points are painful taught palpable tension points in muscles commonly described by people as ‘knots’. Needling them causes a muscle fibre contraction after which the muscle relaxes. The dry needling technique also stimulates blow flow into the area, and stimulates the brain to releases endomorphins, your own natural painkillers, thus having an analgesic effect. If you do not like acupuncture you can request for it not to be performed.

Dry needling in wandsworth

These combined massage and needling techniques can feel somewhat painful and those who don’t like painful massage should look to book one of our Express or Deluxe Relaxing Swedish Massages.

To book your Sports Massage in Wandsworth, Battersea or Earlsfield simply book online or contact us today on 0203 322 9455.

  • 30 minute Express Sports Massage is £35 (body part)
  • 60 minute Deluxe Sports Massage is £65 (whole body)

Express Sports Massage

Our most popular Sports Massage is the 30 minute Express Sports Massage. This is perfect for runners or other recreational athletes who need to release the IT band, glutes, quads, calf and hamstrings. It is also very useful for office workers who develop pain and tension in the neck, back and shoulders. To prevent injuries from occurring regular monthly maintenance Express Sports Massage sessions are recommended.

Deluxe Sports Massage

The Deluxe Sports Massage is 1 hour and perfect for those who want to indulge themselves in a whole body treatment working out the tension in the neck, upper back and shoulder, the rotator cuff, the mid and lower back, the glutes, hamstring, quads and calves. Both the Express and Deluxe Sports Massage is performed by a Chartered Physiotherapist with experience working in elite sports, regularly preparing international athletes for training and competition.

The benefits of an deep tissue sports massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage and Dry Needling are decreased pain and tension, a relaxed state and a greater sense of wellbeing. During a Sports Massage session no assessment or diagnosis of an injury will be made, If you have an injury that requires assessment and diagnosis you need to book a physiotherapy appointment.


We currently accept cash only.

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. In order to avoid being invoiced for your treatment please give us more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment.