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SPORTS MASSAGE

Welcome to NK Sports Massage

Nicola Knott has been practising as a sports massage therapist since 2012; currently qualified to Level 4 (ITEC) and is based at Sovereign Fitness in Shelley, Huddersfield.

Contact Nicola on 07990 931591

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissues, these include skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The massage aims to correct problems and imbalances in soft tissues caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity or trauma. In addition, sports massage before and after exercise can enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Who is Sports Massage for?

Is Sports massage just for athletes? not at all. Anyone can suffer from muscular pain or tension at some point. In fact, a significant proportion of people requiring Sports Massage are those who have muscular pain as a result of office work i.e. poor desk posture, drivers, manual workers, occupations with repetitive activity, falls and general postural issues.

Will the massage hurt?

Massage therapy is about getting results. Improvements won’t be made if the applied pressure is too heavy as the muscle being worked-on will tense under pain. Therefore, the therapist will work within the clients pain threshold limits.

What is involved in a Sports Massage appointment?

Full medical history is taken (i.e. medical conditions or medications that are being taken).
Massage sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the treatment required.
It is recommended that the first appointment should be a 1-hour slot to allow for a full history and static/dynamic assessment.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?


• Improves joint range of motion
• Increases muscular flexibility
• Restores balance to the musculo-skeletal system

• Releases muscle tension and pain
• Reduces stress
• Improves posture and body awareness

• Speeds up the recovery time after injury
• Helps to enable optimal sports performance
• Prevents injuries (when maintenance massage is received regularly)

How much does the massage cost?

Non-Gym Membership Price

1 hour - £35.00
½ hour - £20.00
Block sessions 4 x 1 hour -  £120.00

Special discounted Gym Membership Price

1 hour - £30.00
½ hour - £15.00
Block sessions 4 x 1 hour -  £100.00