Sports massage therapy CUMBRIA

It is my mission to get you healthier, happier, fitter & strong, that also means sorting out any problems you can get from training or your everyday life from repetitive strain injury or to improving your flexibility. Christopher Hodder from Kirkby Stephen is a Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

What is a sports massage in Cumbria?

Sports massage is a deep form of soft tissue mobilisation. A sports massage can be applied in a sporting and non-sporting context. Sports massage uses a wide range of techniques that include effleurage, kneading, wringing, hacking and trigger pointing. A sports massage is used for general relaxation of the muscular skeletal system as well as being directed towards any problem areas. Sports massage helps relieve muscular tension, break down adhesion's, mobilise soft tissues and reduce pain

Who should be treated by a Sports Massage Therapist in Cumbria?

Sports massages are not just for athletes. Sports massage is an appropriate massage treatment for anyone who is in need of a remedial or soft tissue mobilisation. The effects of sports massage are beneficial post-surgery, alongside physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic, or as a health benefit within an office environment if you have been sat down all day.

Within a sporting context, people who take part in sport can use a sports massage therapist as a regular part of their training programme. Sports massage is also effective as a performance enhancement. Although the name implies a sporting clientele, it is a massage treatment appropriate to all.

When can a sports massage in Cumbria help?

Sports massage is an effective treatment used to treat:

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Part of an exercise programme



To relieve muscle tightness

Receiving a sports massage helps on many occasions. A sports massage helps reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), help as part of a training programme, post event, pre event and relieving tight muscles.

"A sports massage helps to reduce DOMS. DOMS can be caused by a number of factors. DOMS can be the result of minor muscle or connective tissue damage, local muscle spasm that reduces blood flow or a build-up of waste products from energy production. A sports massage helps treat DOMS by reducing muscles spasm, flushing out waste products and increasing blood flow to an area. Increased blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to an area to assist the repair of any damaged tissues" Says Christopher Hodder from Kirkby Stephen

Sports massages is an effective tool to integrate into a training programme. A sports massage helps the body recover from the stresses of exercise and facilitates the rebuilding phase of conditioning. A sports massage helps improve blood and lymph circulation, muscle relaxation and general relaxation. Sports massages also help to flush out waste products and better cell nutrition. The effects of sports massage adds up to the relief of soreness, stiffness, increased flexibility and less chance for future injury.

Sports massage helps after a sporting event such as a 10k run, a football match or a cycle race. Sports massage also helps after workouts or gym classes. Sports massage is a beneficial treatment to help muscles recover, prevent injuries and prepare the body for future exercise. A sports massage will help reduce muscle spasms and metabolic build-up of waste products that occur during exercise.

A sports massage is also used to help pre event. Pre event massage can be given directly before exercise or in the weeks leading up to an event. A sports massage used before exercise can help performance and decrease the chance of injury. A sports massage is used as part of a warm up for the muscles prior to exercise. A sports massage focuses on enhancing circulation, increasing tissue elasticity and reducing muscle tension.

Sports massage is also used to help relieve tight muscles. Muscle tightness can limit flexibility, increase pain and cause future injuries. Sports massage helps release muscle tightness. A sports massage helps increase blood flow through tight muscles, break down inflexible tissues and stretch out muscle fibers. Using a sports massage regularly to relieve tight muscles can help reduce the chance of injury and maximise performance.

Pre-Event Massage Kirkby Stephen

Sports Massage


The aim of pre event massage is to increase blood circulation, flexibility and mentally prepare people for activity and enhance performance. Pre event massage is a short and specific massage treatment. Pre event massage stretches and loosens muscles at a vast pace in preparation for activity and optimum performance. Let's get you ready for the best event of your life.

Post-Event Massage Kirkby Stephen

Sports Massage


Post event massage involves the application of a range of massage techniques to assist recovery from activity. Post event massage can be performed from 30 minutes up to 48 hours after intense exercise. Post event massage aims to increase the body's rate of recovery by reducing inflammation in the muscles

Deep Tissue Massage Kirkby Stephen

Sports Massage


Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that's mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports/activity injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. We will work out any aches and pains you may have.