Sports Massage

I am a fully qualified Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage Therapist and Reflexologist based in Woking

I am experienced in working with clients with a variety of sporting interests: riding, waterskiing, marathon running, cycling and triathlons – to name but a few!

Why sports massage?

Sporting injury? Muscular aches and pains? Is something just not quite right?

Read on to see what sports massage could do for you…

Regular massage using a combination of advanced massage techniques can help to reduce muscular tension that might be contributing to the pain and discomfort experienced with issues such as:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Runner’s knee
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

During the session, techniques such as deep tissue massage, soft tissue release (STR), hot and cold stone therapy and stretching are used as and when appropriate. The combination of techniques used, help to reduce any restrictions in the muscle thereby improving range of movement of the muscle and joint. As massage techniques improve the circulation there is an increase of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle helping its recovery after injury. Exactly what treatment is required will depend on the individual client and the particular problems that he or she is experiencing or has been diagnosed with by a health professional.

When working therapeutically, appointments last for 1 hour (please allow extra time for a detailed consultation on your first appointment). A short course of regular treatments can significantly improve the feelings in the muscles involved. Reducing any muscular discomfort could also help to increase your sense of well-being and energy levels.

What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is very similar to sports massage, but typically one might think of it for non-sporting injuries, for example:

  • Hip problems
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • IBS

If you’ve had an injury that you have ignored and now it is nagging you on a daily basis (repetitive strain injuries typically fall into this category), by focusing on working the soft tissues using techniques adapted from sports massage can loosen you up, soothe aches and pains and even improve posture.

Please feel free to call me on 0759 050 1552 if you have any questions or queries about what I may be able to do for you and your individual circumstances.

Treatments may include the following techniques

Deep tissue massage

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This uses a combination of techniques to effectively release tension from tight muscles through compressing and stretching of muscle tissue. Knuckles, fists, elbows or massage tools may be used to sink into the muscles. 

Soft tissue release

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By contracting a muscle, focusing on the tight areas within it and putting it into a stretch, areas that are particularly tight can be released fairly quickly. 

Myofascial release

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Fascia is the connective tissue that connects the skin to muscle and holds the body together. Myofascia refers to the fascia around muscles. This is a technique that varies in intensity depending on where and how the therapist is working on the body. The technique requires the therapist to sink into the fascia and feel the pulls and direction in which the fascia moves. Although a slow technique, it can have quite profound effects. 

Stretching

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Sometimes stretching techniques are required in a treatment to ensure the muscle fibres are properly realigned after a treatment. A variety of stretching techniques may be used in a treatment but the most commonly utilised ones are Passive, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) and AIS (Active Isolated Stretching). 

Hot and cold stone therapy

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To help recover from injury the use of appropriate heat (hot or cold) can help reduce inflammation and encourage the body to heal. The stones are used in a combination of both Eastern and Western techniques to provide a holistic treatment for the client. In chronic conditions, the use of heat can improve circulation and enable the therapist to work slightly deeper into the muscles. In general use, hot stones just make you feel relaxed and a little pampered!

If you have never had a massage with hot stones before then this is definitely something you need to experience.

Price

  • 60 minutes £60

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