What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues). Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Sports massage has many benefits to different systems in the body like muscular, skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, lymphatic.
- – Releases tension, stiffness, restrictions
- – Helps break adhesions and scar tissue
- – Restores range of movement which helps to reduce stress on joints and bone
- – Increases blood flow
- – Helps digestion and increases fluid movement
- – More energy, flexibility and range of movement
- – Pain reduction
- – Faster recovery
- – Injury prevention
I use a wide range of techniques that include STR (soft tissue release), MET (muscle energy techniques), NMT (neuromuscular therapy).
Sports massage requires an indepth understanding of the muscle groups in the body and how issues within these muscles can cause common sports related injuries including
- Sports Injuries of the Skin,
- Sports Injuries of the Head and Neck,
- Sports Injuries of the Hands and Fingers,
- Sports Injuries of the Wrists and Forearm,
- Sports Injuries of the Elbow,
- Sports Injuries of the Shoulder and Upper Arm,
- Sports Injuries of the Back and Spine,
- Sports Injuries of the Chest and Abdomen,
- Sports Injuries of the Hips,
- Pelvis and Groin,
- Sports Injuries of the Hamstrings and Quadriceps,
- Sports Injuries of the Knee,
- Sports Injuries of the Lower Leg,
- Sports Injuries of the Ankle,
- Sports Injuries of the Foot
Purchase your massage here and we will discuss your booking further, or use the contact form on the website to reach out if you have any queries.
Which one to choose?!
The price is the same whether you wish to have a sports massage or a therapeutic massage.
Do not worry if you are unsure of which one you wish to have, we will cover this in your pre-massage consultation to decide on a final choice.
Simply choose the time which suits your needs best and book either type of massage variant:
30 Minutes is best for a targeted area, should you have an injury with a specific muscle group and only wish to have that worked on. For example Calf injury, Thigh issue.
60 Minutes is the one if you have a more general issue, which would involve multiple muscle groups, an example would be back issues, whole leg, shoulder. I highly recommend booking a one hour session for your first massage.
90 Minutes is a full body massage, where treatment is applied to every muscle group. (Truly pampered!)
For those who want a real treat, or for an ongoing issue which will require multiple sessions, I offer a bulk discount of 6 Hours for a much reduced price
If you are still unsure, reach out with the contact form or messenger app on the website and we can discuss further.