Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur due to over-exertion or overuse, massage can be part of the process that aids recovery and enables a return to activity.

Sports massage can also help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether you are an athlete, an ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.

Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense than a relaxing therapeutic massage. It is based on Swedish massage and often incorporates other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to acupressure and shiatsu.

The massage therapist brings together a blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during the treatment to help achieve optimum performance, injury-free training and to minimise post event injuries.

Is it only for sports people?

Anyone can benefit from sports massage. People in physically demanding jobs or those suffering from occupational, emotional and postural stress may have similar symptoms to sports injuries. Muscle pain and tension, strains and sprains, and minor day-to-day injuries can also be helped with sports massage.

What to expect

Will it hurt?
Some sessions can be uncomfortable but at no stage should you be unable to tolerate the level of discomfort. If you have any concerns, let your sports therapist know during the treatment so they can adjust their technique.

What should I wear?
When you come to sports massage you are very likely to have to expose the part of your body that you have a problem with, so clothing such as a loose top, tracksuit or shorts are ideal.

How long is a treatment?
Depending on your individual needs, it is possible to book 30 mins, 45 mins or 60 min sessions. The first appointment is normally 60 min.

Can I bring someone with me?
You are more than welcome to have someone chaperone you during your treatment. We ask that a parent or guardian is present for anyone under the age of 16. Our therapists are DBS cleared.

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