Keep your body firing on all cylinders with one of our sports massages.
What is a Sports Massage?
The word massage originates from the arabic root “mass’h” which means to touch, knead or squeeze. It has been documented that massage and massage techniques where used in Ancient China around 1800BC.
Sports massage is a deeper form of manual therapy that involves the manipulation of soft tissue. Soft tissue meaning skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. This treatment uses deep manipulation to correct problems and imbalances caused by strenuous physical activity. Sports massage is an effective way to release tension and restore balance in your musculoskeletal system.
Who would benefit from a Sports Massage?
Anyone who enjoys regular physical activity, or is currently recovering from a sporting injury. This type of massage will help improve flexibility and may reduce recovery time.
People who may choose to select this treatment:
Athletes in preparation for, or following a sporting event.
As part of rehabilitation following an injury.
Those with muscle cramps, bruises and aches.
Anyone with acute or chronic soft tissue injuries.
People who should not choose a Sports massage:
Those with general massage contraindications, including open wounds, broken bones, bursitis, periostitis, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis ossificans, skin infections, thrombosis or bleeding disorders.
Anyone looking for a gentle experience. Try a Relaxing massage instead.
Our top tips for anyone looking to book a sports massage.
Do not wait until the week before your competition to book a massage this period of time is to close to game day to be as effective as possible. Consider booking your session 14-21 days prior.
- Arrive at your appointment well hydrated. Dehydration can cause the muscles and fascia to be stiff resulting in a more painful massage.
- Try to keep any food intake 3hr's prior light to avoid discomfort during the session.
- Don't expect a spa session sports massage uses deep manipulation.
- Soreness is normal, and can even revel areas of weakness that need attention. Any soreness should dissipate within 48hr's usually leaving you feeling brand new.
- Don't schedule a post-massage workout. Instead, have a warm relaxing bath.
- If you a competitive athlete or participate in sporting activities regularly consider adding a regular massage to keep your body firing on all cylinders.
My goal here is to aid you with your recovery by providing the best treatment possible, resulting in you feeling the best you've felt and allowing you to train harder than ever. My process for message is simple, we with a thorough consultation where we will discuss your reason for booking as well as go through some mobility tests and palpation to allow me to come up with the best plan for your treatment. During the massage, I will be talking to you and letting you know exactly what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. At the end, depending on the problem we will re-test to see for improvements or I will provide you with stretches to do to help you along with the recovery and if necessary a return appointment. I aim to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout the duration of your treatment in order to get the very best results possible.
30 min Sports Massage = £30
Ideal for anyone who hasn’t experienced one before. Great for post/pre-competition, race or training.
45 min sports massage = £45
Suits someone who’s got a bit more work to do than just trying to get in better recovery. Great for post-competition, race or training.
60 min Sports Massage = £50
Fits well with someone who will need a lot of work done. Great for helping with final preparations before a competition and excellent post competitions.
Looking for a regular weekly/bi-weekly sports massage we have custom membership options= £???pcm
These massage memberships are excellent for those who are preparing for competitions that require extensive training and will help to keep you training as hard as possible without niggles and tweaks.