Sports Therapy and Holistic Massage in Southsea
At The Recovery Room, we take pride in providing an extensive range of specialist treatments, including sports therapy, sports massage and a variety of holistic massage styles. All treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual across all age groups and abilities. Our dedicated team believes that everyone deserves access to appropriate treatment and rehabilitation to enable a swift return to optimal physical function and participation in sporting and lifestyle activities. With our expert sports therapy and massage services, we aim to be your go-to destination for professional care in Portsmouth, ensuring you experience the ultimate relief and rejuvenation.
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient.
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialized hands-on technique employed to enhance the function of lymphatic vessels, which are integral to the body's circulatory system.
A hot stone massage is a specialist massage that is used to increase lymphatic flow and encourage your body to diminish waste products.
Deep tissue massage is a rejuvenating massage technique typically used to alleviate aches and pains from exercise or musculoskeletal issues.
Prenatal massages are adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy, and carried out by our expert practitioners.
What is The Recovery Room?
The Recovery Room is a friendly Sports Injury and holistic Massage Clinic based in the heart of Southsea, Portsmouth. We are sports injury specialists that pride ourselves in providing expert treatment and rehabilitation for sports and non-sports-related injuries, for all ages and abilities.
If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, we offer a wide range of Holistic Massages, including; Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic drainage, and Pregnancy Massage.
Sports Massage Portsmouth FAQs
The Recovery Room’s goal is to provide a quality service to all of our clients in a timely manner.
If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, please give us 24 hours notice where possible. There will be a charge of 50% of the cost of your appointment if you cancel within 24 hours.
There will also be a charge of 100% of the cost of your appointment if you fail to show up without prior warning.
Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that involves the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of a patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.
The Society of Sports Therapists state that sports therapy utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sports therapists are allied health professionals with expertise in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injuries through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. They undergo an intensive three-year degree which focusses primarily on the musculoskeletal system and on restoring, maintaining and maximising movement to relieve pain and increase the quality of life.
Graduate Sports Therapists, who are Members of the Society, have skills which are based around these five components; Prevention, Recognition and evaluation Management: treatment and referral, Rehabilitation, Education and professional practice issues.
There is a lot of overlap and an abundant of the basic training is the same for Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy, but much will depend on the practitioners training and experience. In terms of undergraduate training, physiotherapy is more about getting someone out of a hospital bed and back to work. Sports Therapy is focused on getting someone who is relatively able but can’t enjoy or get back to their favourite sport, exercise, work or normal daily activities, because of pain or dysfunction.
No! At The Recovery Room we believe that every individual of all ages and abilities are entitled to high quality treatment. Everyone can benefit from sports therapy or sports massage; you don’t have to be an athlete or participate in sports to become injured or experience chronic pain. Sports Therapy aids in the prevention and rehabilitation of injury with the aim of getting you back everyday life pain free and with an optimum level of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.
Yes! At The Recovery Room, we are open for appointments 7 days a week, including late evenings and weekends to fit around your busy schedule. Contact us for more information.
Your first visit anywhere can be daunting when you’re not sure what to expect… Let us put your mind at ease and explain the process.
Firstly, you will need to fill out a consultation form. This will consist of contact details, health questions, current and previous injury info, and your consent for treatment and investigation. Just ask us if you need any help completing this. (Remember your reading glasses if needed 👓).
We will then discuss in detail your injury/concern, followed by a full assessment. You may wish to wear comfy, loose clothing to your appointment as you will be required to move around. We may need to assess other areas of the body as well to identify the issue, eg; if you have pain in your hip, we may need to also look at your back or knees to.
We will then decide on the appropriate treatment, explain our plan of management, and describe what we are doing throughout. This will be followed by advice on suitable aftercare, such as exercise, and stretches. (We will more than likely give you some homework to do 📚)
Yes, we treat those under 18 at The Recovery Room. However, if under 16 they will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have consent from guardian/parent to attend alone and consent to treatment.