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Sports Therapy & Remedial Massage

Sports (& remedial) Massage is not just for athletes. Modern living means that we hold a lot of tension in our body which can often be helped by sports massage and working with the nervous system.

Whether you are suffering from an injury, wanting to get fitter, looking to improve posture or increase range of movement, aiming to improve your sporting performance and help recovery, we can help.

Our aim is to assess the issue, treat it and give you rehab exercises (if needed) to stop it from happening again.

Keeping you active.

At Hackett Massage Therapy an appointment will include various aspects to provide treatment with the best result. 

The services we provide are listed below.

Sports Massage

A practical, no-nonsense massage treatment which aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. It enables the body to move more freely, and over time, can help improve posture and flexibility to the muscles.

Remedial Massage

 'Massage' techniques  developed from traditional massage and including  other therapy disciplines.  

These, combined with massage, to provide the most effective treatment. They include:

Soft Tissue Release (STR) 

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) 

Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) 

Medical Acupuncture

A modern treatment approach founded in concepts of neurology, anatomy and physiology. It involves the strategic placement of sterile needles into various locations in the body. The difference between the two forms is is the selection of acupuncture points is based both on the traditional Chinese approach as well as including points that are anatomically and neurologically connected to your specific source of pain.

Myofascial Sports Taping

Strapping and taping have different benefits depending on how they are applied.  These include:-

Pain relief

Muscle activation

Injury recovery

Swelling reduction

Pregnancy support

Assisting athletic performance

Injury prevention

Muscle de-activation

Joint support and stability

Helps continue activity

Pregnancy Massage

As a level 5 trained therapist, massage can be provided to pregnant women past the first trimester. Treatment is safe and effective and the patients' comfort is of utmost importance. During pregnancy, massage is particularly beneficial as the body is being put under particular strain. Massage will not only help you relax but could also help joint pain, neck and back pain, headaches, cramping and sciatica.

Training Plans

Whether you are aiming for a PB at your next big race, simply looking for some advice and encouragement with your running or wanting a training plan to help you recover from injury and get back to fitness - we can help you achieve your goal.

Bespoke plans to suit your  needs.

These plans take into account:

Your current fitness

Running History

Time availability

What our clients saying

Hackett Massage Therapy make you feel valued as a unique patient.

 The screening is incredibly thorough, the treatment and the rehab are tailored to not only your symptoms, but also what causes them. 

You walk into the clinic with a problem, you walk out with a solution. Would recommend unconditionally!

Marie - Local Runner

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