Sports Massage combines a range of massage techniques to relax tight muscles, improve movement and reduce pain. This will reduce your injury risk, restore normal postures, maintain optimal biomechanics and improve performance.
Sports Massage uses a variety of deep, slower strokes across the muscle direction rather than with it. Combined with individual stretching techniques, sessions can be individually tailored to your body’s requirements.
Who is this type of massage suitable for?
As the name suggests, the service is geared for sports people. However, our clients range from 16 to 65+ andfrom the retired to the Olympic athlete. Do not think that your not fit or sporty enough for a sports massage, each session is highly individualised in location, pressure and intensity.
How often should I get Sports Massage?
This really depends on your training intensity, training cycle and personal requirements. Massage works really well when applied regularly but this may not be appropriate for all clients. All of these factors can be discussed with our team during your first session. In general, most clients will return on a fortnightly, monthly or six-week basis in the most effective point in their training cycle.
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What happens during a session ?
During your first session we will take a full medical history, injury history and outline of your current training schedule. After this, we will use some simple assessment techniques to investigate muscle length, posture and alignment issues. Combining all this information allows us to tailor your session appropriately to gain the best results. We can also use this information to advise on future sessions, give advice on self-management strategies and even refer to a physiotherapist as appropriate, should the problem be deemed more complicated.
Will it hurt?
Sports Massage does involve deeper massage techniques than generalised relaxation massages. Specific trigger point work into really tight areas can be uncomfortable. As the applied pressure eases the’ trigger points’ within the muscle this discomfort will ease. This level of discomfort is entirely guided by the client and if the area begins to get tender, we can change location or technique. We will help manage any discomfort with breathing techniques and varying our direction of pressure to make it as painless as possible.