Massage & Sports massage in Clare

Clare Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is pleased to offer both soothing, relaxing massage therapy and Sports massage, including preparation and post-event or competition. Sports massage therapy is not just for athletes or athletic individuals – see benefits below.

What to expect

Prior to the first massage beginning, the therapist will ask you some medical questions and also note down any soft tissue and joint areas that you have concerns about. We are frequently asked about depth of pressure and are pleased to assure clients that as well as taking into account physical condition and age, pressure and touch depth can be adapted to individual preference.

Clare Physiotherapy masseurs also recognise that some individuals cannot tolerate prolonged periods lying on their front. If this applies to you, your therapist will invite you to comment and offer alternative positioning with supports during or from the start of the massage to ensure your massage experience gives greatest benefit and is fully enjoyed.

Some benefits of Sports Massage Therapy:

Reduce risk of injury/soft tissue strain

Improve flexibility

Reduce muscle tension

Understand your individual physique

Some techniques used:

Muscle energy techniques

Active tissue release

Soft tissue release

Myofascial release

Trigger point releases


Advice on specific muscle stretching techniques can also be given if desired