Sports Massage

 

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is typically used before, during and after a physical activity or an event.

Sports Maintenance and Rehabilitation Massage techniques differ from Pre/Post Event Massage. They have a different purpose and are used specifically for maintaining or improving range of motion and muscle flexibility. Treating and management of both acute and chronic muscular injuries.

Sports Massage is not just for the athletes competing in events and competitions. Anyone can benefit from sports massage – including people in physically demanding jobs, those that enjoy physical activity in the gym or fitness classes and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress/tension may produce  similar characteristics to sport soft tissue injuries).

Pre-event and post-event Sports Massage is tailored to the needs of the client depending on his/her event or activity.

In Pre-event massage light pressure and vigorous techniques are applied to help encourage warmth and stimulate circulation.

In Post-event massage light slow pressure and techniques are applied to help relieve muscular soreness and assists in the removal of waste products such as lactic acid. Post-event massage can also be applied after heavy training sessions as well as competition event.

Maintenance Sports Massage is a more regular treatment to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues, using concentrated firm pressure and specific techniques.

Rehabilitation Sport Massage uses soft tissue techniques to help speed healing and reduce discomfort and in treating muscular conditions like contracted fibres, inflammation, sprains and strains, for both acute and chronic injuries. Trigger point techniques reduce the spasm and pain that occurs both in the injured and the compensating muscles.

Sports Massage combines a number of different techniques and often incorporates  stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu.

Benefits?

Many of my clients experience a variety of benefits that are shared with me during and after the treatment:

  • Reduced stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues.
  • Maintained or improved range of motion and muscle flexibility.
  • Reduced excess muscle and mental tension prior to competition.
  • Reduced muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with rigorous exercise.
  • Reduced recovery time, improving the athlete’s ability to return to training and competition, and reducing the risk of injury.
  • Speeded healing and reduce discomfort.
  • Improved blood circulation.
  • Removal of toxins and waste.
  • Improved muscle tone.
  • Improved skin tone.
  • Improved rest and sleep.
  • Strengthened immune system.
  • Boost performance.
  • Break down scar tissue.

What happens in the treatment?

Consultation: Your first treatment includes an initial consultation of 5 minutes to find out basic personal, medical and lifestyle details. A physical examination through your clothes will be done to access posture, restricted muscles, level of discomfort and stretches if needed will be suggested. This ensures health and safety during and after your treatment.

During the treatment: Your Sports Massage will take place in a comfortable and calming environment; with relaxing music. During the massage your body will be covered at all times with soft towels, with the exception of the area I’m working on. Cushions will help to support you and the heated blanket (if required) will help to keep your body and muscles warm. Products will be selected to create your personalised treatment using Massage oil, essential oils or vitamin-rich base cream which will be smoothed into your skin.

Aftercare advice will be recommended to you to help prolong the positive effects of the treatment and ensure comfort.

Duration Price
1 hour £40
1½ hours £60

Prices correct as of 1st June 2016 and are subject to change.

Important information

  • Your initial treatment

    Your first treatment includes an initial consultation to find out basic personal, medical and lifestyle details.  Medical contra-indications will be assessed so the treatment will be of maximum benefit to you and to enable the treatment to be adjusted for the individual. This ensures health and safety during and after the treatment.

    Aftercare advice will be recommended to you to help prolong the positive effects of the treatment and ensure comfort. Stretches and range of movement exercises will also be advised to help aid recovery of muscles if required.

  • Confidentiality

    All information shared is held with complete confidentiality and I adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. All consultation forms are kept in a filing cabinet and will be used for follow up appointments. If clients are not seen within two years the consultation forms will be shredded.

     

     

  • Cancellation policy

    Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, otherwise you will incur a charge for the cost of the treatment. With less notification time I will be unable to re-book the treatment slot .

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