Massage therapy

Are you suffering with pain or a sports injury? Whether you’re a weekend warrior, office worker, or professional athlete, LycaHealth Physiotherapy gives you quick access to sports massages and deep tissue massages in East London. Here at LycaHealth Physiotherapy we offer comprehensive sports injury massage services alongside deep tissue massages at our clinics in Canary Wharf, East London, and Orpington, Kent.

Deep tissue massage

Over 30 million working days are lost due to musculoskeletal conditions each year (Arthritis Research UK). Muscle fibres bunch up causing knots, restricting circulation and leading to muscle tightness. This can be particularly painful if experienced over a prolonged period of time. Deep tissue massage can help those suffering with symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s Disease.

With deep tissue massage, firm pressure is used with a combination of slow strokes to reach the deeper muscle tissue. This helps to break down knots and scar tissue, reduce aches and pains, releases tension and restores motion. It is effective at reducing chronic pain.

There are many benefits of deep tissue massage:

  • Lengthens and relaxes muscles
  • Reduces stiffness
  • Releases muscle tension
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Increases flexibility
  • Helps to reduce swelling
  • Promotes muscle healing
  • Increases blood flow

It has also been shown that deep tissue massage can help reduce blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone levels.

If you are experiencing muscle soreness, tension or injury, our massage specialists are here to help get you become pain-free as quickly as possible. Simply book online or call us on 0207 132 1440 (Canary Wharf) or 01689 490 111 (Orpington) to make an appointment.

Sports massage

There are many benefits of sports massage; it can help prevent injuries, rehabilitate injuries, increase range of movement, reduce aches and pains, aid in better recovery, and reduce muscle tension.

Our team of expert sports massage therapists are dedicated to restoring your optimum performance and getting you pain-free in the shortest possible time.

Whether you want to book a one-off session or require testing and full clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, we will get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

 

Available at the following clinics

Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Mon – Fri: 8am to 8pm
Sat: 8am to 1pm

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Orpington

01689 490 111

Mon – Fri: 8am to 8pm
Sat: 8am to 1pm

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Most of us live relatively sedentary lives and tension can build up in muscles as a result of sitting incorrectly, previous injuries and general stresses of life.

Deep tissue massage and sports massage are not the same as they have different goals. Deep tissue massage relieves tension and muscle pain, whereas sports massage is used to help prevent or improve an injury.

Deep tissue massage relaxes the muscles, reduces stiffness and muscle tension, helps promote muscle healing, increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and reduces fatigue.

You may feel discomfort during the massage as the therapist needs to apply firm pressure to reach the deeper muscle fibres and connective tissue. However, if you experience pain during the treatment, you should tell your therapist immediately and they will reduce the pressure.

This will depend entirely on your personal condition. Your therapist may recommend a series of deep tissue massages to fully treat the issue if you have been experiencing pain for a long period of time, and even ongoing massages to help manage your condition in the long term if required. Your therapist will discuss this with you at the time of your initial appointment.

Our care at LycaHealth Physiotherapy is covered by all major medical insurance companies. You can also self-pay for treatment; prices start from £45.

Sports massage at LycaHealth Physiotherapy starts at £45 for a 30 minute appointment. More details of our prices and packages can be found on our fees page.

Whether you do sports or not, anyone can benefit from a sports massage. Muscle tension can develop from sitting incorrectly, straining your muscles, and repetitive movements – not just through sport activity.

Sports massage can be uncomfortable, particularly with some of the deeper techniques used. Throughout your session your sports massage therapist will be communicating with you with regards to the pressure to ensure the session is comfortable for you. You’ll be able to feel the benefits immediately after.

Sports massage is a form of massage which involves a range of techniques (depending on what is required) to alleviate tension. It works deeper into the muscles than other massages to help prevent injuries, alleviate pain, and help speed up recovery from injuries.

Sports massages have many benefits, including:

  • Speed up recovery.
  • Boost circulation.
  • Improve flexibility.
  • Relax tense muscles.
  • Reduce the risk of injury by reducing muscle tension.

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