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Sports Massage Clinic

​​​​​​​​​The University of Gloucestershire Sports Massage Clinic is based at Oxstalls Campus, Longlevens, Gloucester and is designed to help in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injuries, maintain function for optimum performance and provide relief from day to day stresses and strains.

Despite the common misconception, Sports Massage is not just for athletes. There are many benefits of massage beyond those seen in a sporting context, helping to alleviate stress and strains related to poor posture; lighten aches and pains and release occupational related tension.

Benefits of Sports Massage include:

What to expect from your Sports Massage appointment?

For your initial consultation, the therapist will go through a series of questions regarding your general health and past medical history and will take notes on your reasons for visiting the clinic.

A plan will be devised on how the treatment will be approached and executed by the therapist, who will communicate throughout the treatment to ensure safe practice.

Aftercare advice will be given prior to you leaving the clinic to ensure you have all the necessary information to see the longer lasting effects of your treatment. 

Treatments can include:

Am I eligible to attend?

Our clinic welcomes all University staff, students and the general public. Sports massage is not just for the sporting population, we can help with general aches and pains from occupational tension.

We recommend wearing appropriate clothing to ensure we can perform a comprehensive evaluation. We recommend loose shorts/vest tops and trainers if possible. Please note, you may be asked to partially undress as part of the evaluation or treatment, however, we will take appropriate measures to preserve privacy and dignity.

Sport and exercise student with boxing gloves on in gym.

Who will be treating me?

All care is provided by sports therapy students, who have completed all prerequisite modules to ensure safe clinical practice. The students are in their final semester of their degree programme (BSc Hons Sports Therapy; MSc Sports Therapy) and they are governed by The Society of Sports Therapists and have to follow Standards of Conduct Performance & Ethics and Standards of Proficiency.

Who are the clinical supervisors?

All students are supervised by qualified members of the teaching team.

How do I book and what will it cost?

To book please use our online booking system.

The appointments are free of charge as we are a learning environment.

Please ensure that you note what area you would like massaged.

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