Pregnancy, Sports & Deep Tissue Massage

Based in central Twickenham, we provide sports massage, pregnancy massage and deep tissue massage by physiotherapists or therapists with medical degrees.

We believe that what constitutes a great massage is unique to everyone. We assess and analyse you before your massage so that we can provide different pressures and styles to match your needs.

At Move Physio, we offer massage that is moderate to firm in nature and specific to the areas that you need treating rather than following a massage routine.

What is massage?

Massage is a therapy the uses varying pressures to treat the muscles and joints in your body to reduce tension and pain in the area.

Do I need Massage or Physiotherapy?

It needs to be assessed on an individual basis although there are a few symptoms that physiotherapy is better at dealing with such as:

  • Nerve pain – burning, numbness, pins and needles.

  • Muscle tears which make you limp, struggle to move a limb or have visible bruising/swelling.

  • An impact or non-impact injury which makes you feel unstable in a joint

The above are examples, and ultimately it is your choice, however do call us if you want to speak to a physiotherapist.

What types of massage are there?

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

This style of massage can be used to treat a range of conditions such as sciatica, ITB syndrome, neck and lower back pain. Massage strokes will be alternated with trigger point, sustained deep pressure, and treatment techniques. It is one of the most effective ways to reduce the tension in your muscles and help you to move better.

SPORTS MASSAGE

This style of massage is ideal for any sportsperson - whether you are in pain or just feeling tight. It can help improve your performance and improve recovery times. We have extensive experience in keeping you ready to train and compete.

Pregnancy Massage

This style of massage is light to moderate in pressure which will focus on relieving the build-up of tension and aches within your muscles. We only use massage products that are pregnancy friendly.

Contrary to the information you might read, you can get a massage at any time during your pregnancy. It is hypothesised that having a massage in your first trimester can increase the risk of a miscarriage, although there is no research to support this. It is your decision whether you do this but do mention it to the therapist as they will perform a lighter massage.

What are the benefits of our massage?

Our massages will:

  • treat trigger points (these feel like "knots" in your muscles) which reduces pain,

  • replenish cells with blood and oxygen,

  • improve muscle extensibility,

  • decrease muscle tension.

That is the science behind it all. However, the most important thing is that it makes you move and feel better!