Sports Massage

We are delighted to be able to offer Sports Massage Therapy at our clinics in Chorley & Wrightington.

The main aim of sports massage therapy is to improve blood circulation. This eliminates the build-up of waste products and prevents accumulated stiffness from training or working repetitively.

This special form of massage is typically used before, during or after sporting events. However, a sports massage is not just for sportspeople; it is for anyone who desires a deep tissue massage.

A sports massage can effectively manage minor injuries and lesions that occur due to overexertion and/or overuse of muscles, as well as helping to prevent those niggling injuries that occur whether you’re a trained athlete or an office worker.

At Summit Physio, we are vastly experienced in providing effective and lasting treatment to athletes of varying abilities, and offer our industry-leading service across our range of clinics.

Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy:

  1. Improved circulation and lymph flow
  2. Reduced muscle tension and soreness
  3. Increased range of movement
  4. Improved flexibility
  5. Pain relief

Things to consider when booking a Sports Massage:

  • A sports massage requires suitable clothing; for example, shorts, strappy tops, gym-wear, to allow the practitioner access to the area that requires massage
  • Remember, Summit has both male and female clinicians, so please ask if you feel more comfortable with either.
  • Sports massage is designed to assist in the recovery of issues that are caused from repetitive and strenuous activity, whether you’re a triathlete training for your next event or feeling the effects of desk-based work. Sports massage is a maintenance treatment and should not be booked to diagnose and assess sudden injury, long-term or recurring issues. Be sure to book an initial physiotherapy assessment if you are seeking this service.
  • We offer both 30 minutes and 60-minute sports massage sessions. 30 minutes will tend to focus on one key area, whether that be upper back and shoulders or legs and glutes. Whilst 60 minutes allows for several body sites to be included within the session.
For more information, please contact a member of our team by emailing us at or by calling 0800 731 2738

You can also book an appointment online at

what to expect

further information about visiting us for a sports massage, from what we treat to what you should expect and how to prepare can be found below.

what massage helps

All summit clinicians in treating a plethora of conditions some of which include:

Ankle Pain

Shoulder Injuries

Knee Injuries

ACL Injuries

Sports Related Injuries

AC Joint Dislocations

Groin Injuries 

& Many More


How to prepare for a session

Aside from a positive attitude, you should bring the following items to one of our physiotherapy sessions:

Suitable Clothing
e.g; Shorts, Strappy top, Sportswear etc.

(if you require them to read forms)

Medical History
Please remember to inform us of any prior or ongoing medical problems that you have even if you think they seem unrelated to the pain you are seeking treatment for.

our aim here at summit is to keep our clients relaxed, and for them to enjoy their time with us. out staff are friendly and more than happY to answer any questions you may have on your condition and treatment.

Each new client/condition will have an initial consultation where one of our skilled clinicians will take a detailed and confidential history and physical assessment. Then, using Summit’s education board, we will explain why the condition has occurred, allowing you to properly understand the cause of your pain/problem.

From here a relevant, evidence-based and up-to-date treatment plan can be put into action.

You will be given a home exercise programme (HEP) at the end of the session, in conjunction with your treatment. Not only will this maximise the benefits of the treatment and, it will allow you to self-manage your symptoms where possible.

Summit also promotes positive lifestyle behaviours by teaching individuals to self-manage their condition, which improves confidence, sense of wellbeing and quality of life.

With these new acquired skills, we can give you a long-term solution so you can prevent reoccurrence of your condition and return to activity with confidence.

Summit physiotherapy is committed to its clients and expects commitment from them in return. All of our clients must realise that their rehabilitation and recovery requires a team effort.

Above all, we are here to help you get better and give you the confidence to embrace the treatment. A happy client means a quicker recovery, and that’s what we provide here at Summit.

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Wrightington Hotel
& Country Club,


David Lloyd Health Club,
Moss Lane,

get in touch...

Our network of clinics is based in Lancashire and is run by our team of dedicated practitioners.

The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!

Alternatively, we can be reached on 0800 731 2738

Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB

David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB

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