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the main aim of a deep sports massage is to improve blood circulation, eliminating the build-up of lactic acids and preventing accumulated stiffness from training or working repetitively.

This special form of massage is typically used before, during or after sporting events. However, a sports massage is not just for sports people; it is for anyone who desires a deep tissue massage.

A sports massage can effectively break down minor injuries and lesions that occur due to overexertion and/or over use of muscles, as well as helping to prevent those niggling injuries that occur whether you’re a trained athlete or office worker.

Sports massages are often used in combination with other physiotherapy techniques as part of your recovery programme.

At Summit Physio, we are vastly experienced in providing effective and lasting treatment to athletes of varying abilities, and we are able to offer our industry-leading service across our range of clinics.

What happens during a sports massage session?

We use state-of-the-art screening technology to garner information that will aid your rehabilitation.

Once we’ve ascertained what has caused your injury, we can take steps to boost your recovery and reduce the likelihood of you encountering the same problem again. Many of our clients require a sports massage as part of their treatment.

A sports massage often requires suitable clothing; for example, it’s important the back is uncovered when it’s being massaged, so please bear that in mind when choosing clothing.

Remember, Summit has both male and female clinicians, so please ask if you feel suitable with either.

You will be given privacy to change and we’ll create a suitable situation where both privacy and functionality of treatment can occur.

Benefits of Summit’s Sports Massage:

Improved circulation and lymph flow

Feel good factor

Reduced muscle tension and soreness

Improved flexibility

Pain relief

what to expect

further information about visiting us for a sports massage, from what we treat to what you should expect and how to prepare can be found below.

what massage helps

All summit clinicians in treating a plethora of conditions some of which include:

Ankle Pain

Shoulder Injuries

Knee Injuries

ACL Injuries

Sports Related Injuries

AC Joint Dislocations

Groin Injuries 

& Many More

How to prepare for a session

Aside from a positive attitude, you should bring the following items to one of our physiotherapy sessions:

Suitable Clothing
e.g; Shorts, Strappy top, Sportswear etc.

Glasses
(if you require them to read forms)

Medical History
Please remember to inform us of any prior or ongoing medical problems that you have even if you think they seem unrelated to the pain you are seeking treatment for.

our aim here at summit is to keep our clients relaxed, and for them to enjoy their time with us. out staff are friendly and more than happY to answer any questions you may have on your condition and treatment.

Each new client/condition will have an initial consultation where one of our skilled clinicians will take a detailed and confidential history and physical assessment. Then, using Summit’s education board, we will explain why the condition has occurred, allowing you to properly understand the cause of your pain/problem.

From here a relevant, evidence-based and up-to-date treatment plan can be put into action.

You will be given a home exercise programme (HEP) at the end of the session, in conjunction with your treatment. Not only will this maximise the benefits of the treatment and, it will allow you to self-manage your symptoms where possible.

Summit also promotes positive lifestyle behaviours by teaching individuals to self-manage their condition, which improves confidence, sense of wellbeing and quality of life.

With these new acquired skills, we can give you a long-term solution so you can prevent reoccurrence of your condition and return to activity with confidence.

Summit physiotherapy is committed to its clients and expects commitment from them in return. All of our clients must realise that their rehabilitation and recovery requires a team effort.

Above all, we are here to help you get better and give you the confidence to embrace the treatment. A happy client means a quicker recovery, and that’s what we provide here at Summit.

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It’s never been easier to book a session with us, just click below and choose what type of appointment, which clinic and which physiotherapists you’d like.

what to expect...

I'VE SUFFERED VARIOUS RUNNING RELATED INJURIES OVER THE YEARS AND THESE GUYS HAVE NEVER FAILED TO GET ME BACK RUNNING AGAIN. THEY'VE ALWAYS GIVEN GOOD ADVICE TO PREVENT ANY RE-OCCURRENCE OR TO AVOID NEW INJURIES OCCURRING. I'VE BEEN TREATED BY VARIOUS DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS AND ALL HAVE BEEN COURTEOUS, ATTENTIVE AND VERY COMPETENT. ANY TIME I HAVE HEARD OF A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE WHO NEEDED SOME PHYSIO TREATMENT, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN QUICK TO RECOMMEND SUMMIT PHYSIO DUE TO MY POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.

Kevin Melling

HAVE USED SUMMIT FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS FOR VARIOUS RUNNING AND CYCLING INJURIES. I HAVE SEEN VARIOUS MEMBERS OF STAFF DURING THIS TIME AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. ALL STAFF ARE COURTEOUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ABLE TO EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS THE TREATMENT REQUIRED FOR THE INJURIES. AFTER RECEIVING TREATMENT, THEY ALSO EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID REOCCURRENCE WITH THE HELP OF EXERCISES. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRACTICE TO ANYBODY

Tej Talks

I SAW ANDY AFTER A SUCCESSION OF POOR ADVICE AND A SUBSEQUENT DISCECTOMY LEFT ME WALKING LIKE FRANKENSTEIN. HE SUPPORTED ME WITH A PROGRAMME OF REHAB THAT ALLOWED ME TO GAIN MY CONFIDENCE BACK AND ULTIMATELY MY NORMAL LIFE. NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND HE ALWAYS GOES THE EXTRA MILE. EFFECTIVE REHAB IS AS MUCH ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AS IT IS THE PHYSICAL AND HIS HUMOUR IS PRICELESS IN THIS AREA. I HAVE SINCE WALKED THE 3 PEAKS AND CAN LIVE RELATIVELY PAIN FREE WHICH I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ANDY AND CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM AND SUMMIT PHYSIO HIGHLY ENOUGH

Doug Riley

5 STAR REVIEW FOR THE FRIENDLY GREETING AND EFFICIENT SERVICE FROM LOUISE ON RECEPTION WHO BOOKED OUR APPOINTMENT, THROUGH TO THE PROFESSIONAL PHYSIO ASSESSMENT, SERVICES AND AND AFTERCARE FROM CORRINE. THANK YOU BOTH. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!

Suzanne Szcryba

CORINNE IS AMAZING. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AND I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER HAVE MY SPORTS MASSAGE. I GET QUITE A FEW NIGGLES FROM BEING A STUDIO FITNESS INSTRUCTOR BUT CORINNE ALWAYS SORTS THEM OUT. I WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE.

Josh Carter

Bolton

Bolton Arena,
Arena Approach,
BL6 6LB

Wrightington

Wrightington Hotel
& Country Club,
Wigan,
WN6 9PB

Chorley

David Lloyd Health Club,
Moss Lane,
PR6 8AB

get in touch...

Our network of clinics are based in Lancashire and are ran by our team of dedicated practitioners.

The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!

Alternatively we can be reached on 0800 731 2738

SUMMIT BOLTON
Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, BL6 6LB

SUMMIT WRIGHTINGTON
Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB

SUMMIT CHORLEY
David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB