Sports Massage

Sports Massage Therapy is available in Croydon and Mitcham.
Massage therapy is the practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to eradicate tension and reduce pain if present.

What Happens During the Massage

During a massage the areas to be treated need to be bare so that the fill effects of the treatment can be benefitted from. For example, if a client was to come in for a full body massage, all clothing would be removed excluding lower body underwear. The towels are then placed strategically as to not unnecessarily expose body parts. Throughout the treatment the towels are moved around in such a way so that the client feels comfortable and not exposed. They are also informed of this throughout the treatment. Massage takes place in three stages, similar to an exercise routine. First is the warm up, called effleurage which aids in preparing the body for the forthcoming treatment and includes slow stroked. Next is the treatment which is like the workout where deeper techniques are used to manipulate the muscles and relieve tension and pain. Lastly a cool down is performed by going back to effleurage to aid in the circulation of blood and prepare the body for the end of treatment.

Meet the Sports Massage Team

We are lucky to have three great sports massage therapists working at Surrey Physio.

Types of Sports Massage


Sports Massage Gina is qualified in sports massage therapy and works at Croydon Physio. She tours with Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice, and has massaged all the stars.
Alan is qualified in sports massage therapy and also works at Croydon Physio. He is a keen runner, and member of Croydon Striders.
Taja is qualified in two types of massage. The first type is holistic massage. The techniques are based on Swedish massage. This is the most common form of massage and is the type you would typically receive in a spa. This massage is ideal for stress release, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Sports Massage is another type of massage that is commonly performed by Gina, Alan and Taja. This is a form of deep tissue massage and works more in depth with the muscles and focusses more on individual muscular groups. This can aid in the treatment of sports injuries, the reduction of muscular scar tissue and general maintenance of muscle groups that are worked hard. Sports massage doesn’t have to hurt and the therapist should work within the client’s pain threshold. The only type of pain should be that “good pain” where there may be some slight discomfort but satisfaction that you know it is good for your body. When done the right way, sports massage can also be relaxing.

What are the Benefits of Massage


The primary objective of massage is to promote the health and well-being of the individual who is receiving the treatment. Massage aims to release muscular tightness, tension, and relieve the body of a buildup of toxins (lactic acid and carbon dioxide built up through exercise) by aiding lymphatic drainage by helping the body process and remove them. Secondary benefits of massage include improving tone and flexibility of the muscles which can then in turn improve the skeletal system as relaxed muscles will improve posture. Another benefit of massage is stress relief as the combination of the body being relaxed induces a relaxed state of mind which can also reduce blood pressure as the heartrate reduces during treatment.

If you would like to come for sports massage in Croydon, please call us on 0208 651 3315. If you would like to come for a sports massage or holistic massage in Mitcham, please call us on 0208 685 6930 or you can email info@surreyphysio.co.uk . The Croydon Physiotherapy Clinic is located at 1 Upper Selsdon Rd, CR2 8DD with plenty of on-site parking www.croydonphysio.co.uk. The Mitcham Physiotherapy Clinic is located at Station Court, 411-412 London Rd, CR4 4BG which is right next to Mitcham tram stop.