Phone0790 999093 AddressBeActive Clinic, 28 Castle Street, Hertford, England

Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapy



What is Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapy and how is this different from Sports Therapy?


Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapy, sports massage, or deep tissue massage, is a specialised form of manual therapy aimed at improving the condition of muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues. These form part of the musculo-skeletal systems which are responsible for structure, stability and movement - all essential for normal movement and physical activity.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation encompasses soft tissue therapy as a fundamental treatment method, and goes much further to include a broader range of manual therapy treatments such as dry needling, mobilisations, and therapeutic exercise. This extends the remit of a sports therapist to rehabilitate people by facilitating greater flexibility, joint mobility and muscle strength, improving neurological function, biomechanics and coordination, and overall contributing to improvements in athletic ability and performance.


If you want to find out more about the physical, physiological, neurological and psychological aspects and benefits of sports massage, read our sports massage blog post.



Who is soft tissue and remedial therapy and sports therapy for?


Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapy and Sports Therapy will benefit people of all ages and levels of activity, whether the problems you are experiencing are work-related or from leisure activities which may or may not involve sport. Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapy, relies on massage to alleviate muscle tension, improve joint ranges, aid recovery from strenuous exercise, and reduce discomfort, aches, and pains. Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation will help people who are looking to improve their physical ability or performance level, whether they are returning to sport following injury or surgery, starting an activity for the first time, or are simply striving to improve their sporting performance.



What conditions can soft tissue therapy help?


Soft Tissue & Remedial Therapy can help improve a range of musculo-skeletal imbalances caused by previous injuries, occupational stresses and overuse including:


  • Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness (DOMS)
  • Muscle strains and inflammation
  • Tendonitis
  • Improve suppleness and allow changes in muscle length
  • Ease tight and aching muscles
  • Improve the rate of healing in repairing muscle strains and ligament sprains
  • Improve the quality of scar tissue following injury



What conditions can sports therapy help? 


Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation can help the conditions above using sports massage, as well as treat acute injuries such as muscle tears and ligament sprains, joint disorders, chronic conditions caused by overuse, or conversely, the effects of inactivity. These include the following:

  • Muscle tears and ligament sprains
  • Neural impingement conditions – Piriformis Syndrome, Brachial Plexus Syndrome.
  • Tendon tears and iflammatory conditions
  • Post-surgery repair and rehabilitation
  • Biomechanical correction and performance analysis
  • Gait analysis and correction



What can I expect from a soft tissue/sports therapy treatment at BeActive Clinic Hertford?


Our sports massage or sports therapy treatments at BeActive Clinic Hertford will commence with an initial assessment that includes history, activities and a physical examination. Your soft tissue therapist will then use a variety of massage techniques to warm and prepare the tissues before applying advanced techniques aimed at alleviating your injury or condition. Your treatment will normally be accompanied by advice on posture, exercise, and stretching tailored to your individual needs.  

For sports therapy, further assessments such as muscle function, orthopaedic joint tests and gait analysis may be used later to build a client record. The sports therapist will then draw from basic and advanced soft tissue techniques, acupuncture/dry needling, plus exercise therapy to meet specific goals which have been agreed with you. Comprehensive advice and aftercare will be discussed to help progress between treatments.




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Call us to discuss your condition...
01992 500036


How much will a Sports Massage / Soft Tissue Therapy session cost?

50 minute session* £60
25 minute session  £35
90 minute session £90
*Recommended for your first session

What our clients say...



  • So glad I went in to have my back seen too. I can actually move today. Thanks for the prompt and professional service.

    Ellie Purvis
  • Wayne is an absolute miracle worker for me, he helps me with my health condition. And I can't thank him enough.

    Client JS
  • Fantastic place and Wayne is an absolute star! He's been a great asset in getting me fit and ready for the Great North Run in just over 2 weeks time! And I will continue seeing him post run thereafter. Lovely to be around, very knowledgeable and works wonders!

    Client ZB
  • Thank you so much for my massage after the Knebworth half marathon today. I walked in with my legs stiff and aching and after just a few minutes I felt I had new legs! Absolutely amazing! Thank you very much!

    Client SS
  • Amazing treatment, friendly and welcoming staff, highly recommended!

    Client EE
  • My first visit today - Wayne was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

    Client DW





If you have any questions about our services or are not sure which treatment option is most suitable for your condition, please do contact us – we’ll be happy to help.


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