Sports Massage


A sports massage is focused on identifying what is causing restrictions and/or pain in your movements.

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

When working therapeutically, appointments last for 1 hour. This time will now include the time spent during the online consultation and post treatment self-care advice. These normally form part of your appointment time so your hands on treatment time is not reduced it is just pulled out separately from all the other elements that an appointment time would usually include.

A short course of regular treatments usually delivered over a 4 to 6-week period can significantly improve how your body feels and moves. Reducing any muscular discomfort could also help to increase your range of movement, sense of well-being and energy levels.

Each appointment is broken into three distinct areas:


  • Online consultation
  • Face-to-face treatment at my clinic
  • Self-care programme delivered by email or video

Pricing

£30 for 30 minutes


Including an online consultation and a face-to-face appointment in clinic

£60 for 60 minutes


Including an online consultation and a face-to-face appointment in clinic

Sports Methods Used


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.

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.

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.

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).

To help recover from injury the use of appropriate heat can help reduce inflammation and encourage the body to heal. In chronic conditions, the use of heat can improve circulation and enable the therapist to work slightly deeper into the muscles.

Interested in booking a session?

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