Sports Massage

Tailored soft tissue massage and stretching techniques

Are you suffering with muscle stiffness or tightness and unable to move without experiencing pain?  Have you had to stop taking part in your favourite sport or simply find normal day to day activities more difficult?

A deep tissue or sports massage with our registered osteopath Sheena Harper in Bath can help to restore pain free movement.  Not just for people who play sports, although many people who play sport get regular deep tissue massage, the body’s soft tissues can become stiff and tight simply through repetitive daily activities such as prolonged computer use, driving or standing at work.


Sports, or deep tissue massage is individually tailored application of soft tissue massage and stretching techniques applied to muscle and soft tissues of the body to treat the stress, tension and fatigue that occurs through occupational, recreational or sporting activity.

Over time, through the body’s natural adaption to movement, the soft tissues of the body can become fibrous and ‘stuck’ to each other.  This can mean that individual muscles can no longer perform their highly specialised function and may feel stiff and tight.  The various techniques deployed in deep tissue massage can help break down these ‘stuck’ areas, making the muscles move more efficiently and feel much more fluid and easy to move.


The main reasons that our patients come to us for regular deep tissue massages are;

  • tight and stiff shoulders and neck
  • stiff lower back
  • sore calves from over training
  • tight hips and hamstrings

A sports massage treatment increases range of movement, flexibility and relieves muscle soreness and tension.  It can also assist in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from training, competition and injury.

If you are feeling the effects of a heavy physical training schedule or feeling “knotted up” with stress then a deep tissue massage will help you feel more energised and like your old self.


At Align our focus in on providing expert, up to date care to help you relieve pain and achieve the most active life possible.  Here are just a few of the ways we do this;

  • we support your recovery, tailoring your treatment to your goals and a pace that works for you
  • we believe that there is a difference between hard and deep massage.  We will work to the depth necessary to get results but always keep your comfort as our focus.
  • our team of friendly, experienced osteopaths are available when you need us
  • we offer a new patient 45 min deep tissue / sports massage for just £48 to help start your recovery
  • we are continually researching new methods of treatment and where appropriate adapting our practices
  • we can provide treatment quickly and offer an easy online booking system so you can arrange the help you need when it suits you

Our sports massage is delivered by Sheena.  Her excellent knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, coupled with over 12 years experience mean that her treatments really get to the area that is giving you trouble.

“I wish I’d found Sheena years ago! Despite a long history of back problems, I’m feeling so much better after just one session. Friendly and professional, she put me instantly at ease, and took the time to understand my history and explain each step of the treatment. Would definitely recommend!” Vicky Lee from Bath


Call us on 01225 571084 or book a new patient sports massage appointment online. Get a 45 min massage and advice for just £50.

Feedback from our Patients

“I wish I’d found Sheena years ago! Despite a long history of back problems, I’m feeling so much better after just one session. Friendly and professional, she put me instantly at ease, and took the time to understand my history and explain each step of the treatment. Would definitely recommend!”

Vicky Lee from Bath

“Sheena has made such a difference to my long term aches and pains, and also shorter terms issues from too much DIY! She always takes the time to listen and try and pinpoint the reason or cause, and treat accordingly. I’ve also had acupuncture, which I was sceptical about, but it really worked and had great results. I am very pleased with the professional and caring approach and would not hesitate to recommend Sheena to others.”

Amanda Watts from Bath

“I saw Sheena today for pregnancy related SPD, she has helped so much after just one session, I would highly recommend her to everyone!”

Renee Clinch from Keynsham

“Sheena has been paramount in fixing all manner of ailments. Having regular maintenance treatments instead of waiting for a problem to arise, has kept me in tip-top condition and generally feeling in great health, physically and mentally. I would highly recommend Sheena and have even travelled 200 miles on occasions specifically for a treatment!”

M M from Bath

“Sheena has been treating my chronic lower back, after every session my pain is reduced, my stiffness is decreased, and as a result, my overall mood and happiness is significantly improved. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring treatment”

E S from Bath

“Sheena made a huge difference to my pain after just one visit. She also used acupuncture at the same visit at no extra cost which was helpful for my symptoms.”

Lisa Slater from Bath

“Sheena has been working on my aches and pains for 3 years now. I have Parkinson’s disease and her work enables me to move more freely, improves my mobility and in turn, helps me to cope with living with Parkinson’s. She is always friendly and dedicated to helping me. I can thoroughly recommend her”

J C from Bath


We understand that your first visit to any health professional can be a bit daunting. What should you wear? What will happen? are just some of the questions we have answered to make you feel at ease.

Other Treatments Available at our Clinic

At Align we offer a range of treatments to meet your needs. Find out more below.

Tailored and results focused osteopathy combining hands on treatment and home exercise to relieve pain and improve mobility.

A series of treatments to improve the body's relationship with gravity by direct manipulation of collagen fibre or 'fascia'.

A modern, researched based approach based on ancient techniques to provide pain relief either in isolation or alongside osteopathy treatment.

A low cost, no risk assessment with one of our experienced osteopaths. Ideal for those who are not sure or looking for a second opinion.

More Useful Information

Useful Information regarding your visit to our clinic!

With over 15 years of experience, Sheena will support your journey towards pain relief.

Let us help you, help yourself. Learn more about what could be affecting you with our Symptoms Guides.

Learn how we have helped patients take back control of their recovery. Read patient case studies & success stories.

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