Sports Massage


In general you can expect a deep, therapeutic massage to help your back pain, shoulder tension, pulled muscles etc. The sports massage therapists in Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic all have a specialist background and understanding to help your ailments.

If however the massage is feeling too deep, please let your massage practitioner know.


Sports massage can be used to treat anyone with musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction, caused by sports, exercise, or simply by life's stresses.It differs from other types of massage in that it uses a wide range of soft tissue techniques, so the therapist is able to be much more specific.

As a result treatments are tailored to your needs. But our sports massage is not only for sporty people and sports injuries, it is used as treatment of the muscles and soft tissues of the body for anybody! It is used as regularly for office workers as it is for athletes for example. For sports people a good sports massage is invaluable in helping with injuries, and improving performance, and recovery. People with sedentary, office based jobs often get pain and dysfunction in muscles and joints due to inactivity, combined with poor posture , and repetitive movement. Sports massage is brilliant at managing and alleviating this along with remedial advice.


Removes waste products and brings fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients to the soft tissues — so aiding and accelerating recovery.


Sports massage deals with the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body and has many benefits.
But our sports massage is not only for sporty people and sports injuries, but is very much used as a specific treatment of the muscles and soft tissues of the body for anybody!
But for sports people a good sports masseur is invaluable to help their sports injuries and performance.


sport massage increases blood flow through the tissues can improve the recovery process allowing the athlete to train more effectively and safely.
sports massage assists the removal of waste products and helps supply the tissues with essential nutrients to aid recovery.
sports massage increases the understanding of the deep tissues, which means advice can be given on specific stretching, training and equipment to help improve performance


Imbalances and damage in deep tissues can be detected earlier and potentially corrected before an injury develops.


Through deep tissue massage, an athlete can learn to monitor their own condition and adjust their training accordingly.


Pre-event sports massage can stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension and help prepare the athlete for optimal performance. Please show the World that you like us by clicking the +1 button

Sports massage therapists in Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic

Nusrat Ceesay, sports massage therapist

Nusrat is a very popular massage therapist in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics and a former British Champion in the 400 meter hurdles event. She is very much in demand, and early booking is advisable.

Anna Markee, LSSMhndip, sports massage therapist and teacher of sports massage

Anna has over 14 years experience as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist (Soft Tissue Therapist )

She is proud to be part of the team of tutors at London School of Sports Massage established for 25 years and the pioneers of the profession in this country. Anna not only uses general massage techniques - Effleurage Petrissage , Tapotement - but uses and combines advanced soft tissue techniques including Soft Tissue Release (STR) Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Friction , Connective Tissue Technique (CTT) , Myofascial Release , and Positional Release.

On your first appointment it is advised that you book an hour. This is so that Anna can assess you properly. The aim is to determine that soft tissue treatment is appropriate, and then to devise a treatment plan specific to each individual. Anna can also offer advice on a range of remedial exercises and lifestyle factors aimed at speeding up recovery, preventing injury recurrence as well as improving posture, performance and function. During a treatment clients may not just lie flat, but may be asked to change position sit or stand and functional movement can also be used to enhance treatment.
With a background as an ex-professional contemporary dancer Anna is particularly interested in movement and this knowledge informs and feeds into her treatments. She is passionate about the fact that stretching needs to be taught well and safely , and (when stretching is appropriate) does this herself to ensure her clients understand what they are doing and get results.

Anna does not believe in the old school 'no pain no gain' reputation of sports massage and believes this attitude is outdated.
She works with her clients , only using deeper techniques where absolutely necessary. Her clients come from all walks of life and include triathletes, office workers, runners, cyclists, dancers, surgeons , taxi drivers, and photographers to name just a few!
Anna has a busy client list , so early booking is advisable. She enjoys the diversity of the people she meets , and looks forward to meeting you.

Rita Saha, Sports massage therapsis and Swedish massage therapist

Rita has been practicing Massage Therapy - Performance, Prevention, Recovery and Rehabilitation for over 15 years. During this time she has had the privilege of working with a vast range of Clients, these include Members of the GB Athletics and Weightlifting Team, People with Spinal Cord Injury and Endurance Athletes. Rita enjoys working with new Clients and the challenges this can involve.Rita has experience of working in Football and spent a number of years as a Therapist at a Premiership Rugby Club, traveling with them to away matches Domestic and European, as well as Preseason training overseas. Rita also works with young people and older people. A member of the 2012 Unit in Hackney, Rita continues to work as a Coach/ Instructor for the Borough.

Katherina Zur, massage therapist

Our newest Swedish masseur, Katherina Zur started as a complementary and beauty therapist in 2001. She has worked in many well known 5* hotels including The Sanderson, One Aldwych and Sofitel Hotels. She is fully qualified in Anatomy, Physiology, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology. She is fully insured with ITPI.

Stephanie Douglas, sports massage therapist

Stephanie used to be a track athlete and competed at two Olympic Games (1992 and 1996), and World Championships representing Team GB and is still in the UK's Top 20 all time of fastest women over 60 and 100 meters. She has won both silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games.

She is our newest sports massage therapist and fits well into the high standards of the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic with her first hand understanding through her own elte sports background. She provides a range of advanced sports and remedial massage techniques in order to prevent and treat injuries, optimize the healing process and maintain your body in tip top condition. Stephanie's aim is to help each client maximize the potential of their body in order that they can perform to their best, in work, in sport or at rest. This can be achieved through regular treatment, education and body awareness.

She is a fully qualified therapist with a Level 4 Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage, and aims to use all her skills acquired in providing a first-class service to clients.
Stephanie is also registered with the Sports Massage Association (the leading independent professional body for Sports Massage in the UK) and fully insured.

Alexander Jovanovski, Sports massage therapist.

Alex qualified in 2011 as a Level 5 Sports Massage Therapist at the North London School of Sports Massage.
Since then he has offered his services to a wide range of people from elite athletes to the general public, working with sporting teams and individual athletes training for World championships in both private and clinical roles.
Alex has experience in varying sports such as Swimming, Triathlon, Football and Rugby Union, and is currently working within the medical team at Premiership Rugby Union club, European Champions, Saracens FC.
Since qualifying in 2011, he has also gained a Bsc degree is Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation, graduating with first class honours.
With an understanding of Injury types, treatments and rehabilitation, Alex likes to bring all of this together to provide the best possible chance for you to recover and gain the most from a treatment session.

Martin Buschman, Sports massage therapist.

“I don't believe in the painful-throughout type of massage. I think pain is a bad signal to send to the brain, it induces reflex reactions that are not going in the sense of purposes. Of massage. Though it can be painful at times, my main focus will be on tissues listening and giving attention to your needs, respecting thus your own sensibility.” “I know the body is organised in muscular chains. During a massage, the main focus is on the posterior one, as this is the chain causing the most suffering. Ultimately, my treatment aim to untie knots, soothe and lengthen this particular chain but also to create balance, symmetry and harmony.”

Martin Buschman has been working as a Sports & Remedial Therapist since October 2004 and in addition completed his Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy with the Active Health Group in July 2005. He is also a qualified Personal Trainer and Circuit Instructor and is passionate about helping clients to regain their Fitness and Strength.
His training is based on Compound Moves to enhance mobility, flexibility and functionality, regardless of age and fitness levels. He has many years of 5* luxury hotel hotel experience, working near Buckingham Palace, allowing him to be close to the finishing line of some major sporting events, offering Pre & Post Event Sports Massage.
His Sports Massage approach is based on the Maintenance Massage, including MyoFascial Release, Muscle Stripping, Proprioceptive Muscular Facilitation, Active Isolated Stretching, Drainage, Relaxation & Breathing techniques.
The Pain/Pleasure touch approach allows Martin to work deeper and slower in areas that are in need of more attention, bearing in mind that healthy tissue doesn't hurt.
He passionately promotes that Sports Massage is suitable for each and everyone and that the results of regular massages will elicit balance, wellbeing, increased functionally, concentration and better sleep. Martin is registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals UK.