Sports / Deep Tissue Massage
Sports / Deep Tissue massage involves a combination of superficial and deep massage techniques, which are tailored to your affected muscle groups or problem areas. Musculoskeletal pain or tension can result from exercise, injury or overuse; but it can also be caused by day-to-day or work-related activities. Sports massage has many physiological benefits, which can help to ease and enhance recovery.
Physical benefits of sports massage include:
- Alleviates delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) following exercise
- Aids the removal of lactate and other waste products by flushing the lymphatic system
- Stimulates blood flow, improving circulation and nutrient delivery to muscles
- Reduced tension and pain
- Reduction of scar tissue and myofascial adhesions
- Improvement of muscle elasticity
- Injury prevention and recovery
- Enhanced sporting performance
- Reduction in anxiety
- Enhanced mental preparedness for exercise participation, such as prior to an event.
Improved wellness and body awareness
Sports massage is not just for sports performers. Sitting at a desk, driving and other daily activities can also result in increased stiffness and tension within the musculoskeletal system, which can be relieved by regular sports massage.
What happens at a massage session:
Prior to your massage you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to gather information about pre-existing medical conditions. The therapist will then go through this with you and agree upon an appropriate massage treatment. The sports massage will last between 30 – 60 minutes depending on the body area. You will be able to discuss this when booking your appointment.
Sports massage is likely to be more intense than other types of massage, as deeper techniques are used. Your therapist will explain this to you on the day and you are encouraged to give feedback throughout your session to allow the therapist ease off the pressure or avoid certain areas if needed. Following your massage, your muscles may feel a little sore for a day or two, which is normal. Ensure you get adequate rest, drink plenty of water and try not to put strain on muscles that are already feeling tender.
Initial 60 minute appointments are £45
Follow-up appointments start from £30