Sports massage – Don’t be fooled by its name: sports massage isn’t just for athletes. It can revitalise the muscles of every one of us.
And while it’s true that professional sportspeople love it – during the London 2012 Olympics, sports massage accounted for 36 per cent of treatment provided to athletes, second only to physiotherapy – the rest of us can benefit from it too.
Taking care of your body might help you reach optimal performance even if your ‘high performance sport’ is the occupation or desk job you choose to do. So soft tissue work isn’t just for Olympic athletes.
Massage techniques are known officially as effleurage (long strokes) and petrissage (kneading), however a sports massage will bear little or no resemblance to the ubiquitous “relaxing” massage you may have had in a hotel spa or from a beautician.
It will manipulate your tissue, warm it up and make it more pliable but also bring lovely, fresh, oxygenated blood to the muscles by increasing its flow.
It can also work the fascia (a fine sheath that covers the entire muscular system) which if tight, can cause all sorts of unpleasant aches and pains.
Sports massage is thought to improve recovery from training and help with lymphatic drainage that means toxins (such as lactic acid, which builds up after heavy training, giving you cramp) can leave the body quicker.
This becomes even more important as you get older. The body changes with age, not just externally but internally too: mobility reduces; muscle mass reduces; and recovery naturally slows down.
All our Sports Massage within the clinic is delivered by our Chartered Physiotherapists who also hold an additional diploma in Sports Massage. Our clients absolutely love this because the extensive knowledge of the body and the musculoskeletal system that the Physiotherapist has adds an additional dimension to your massage. Our sports massages are so popular that the appointments book up really quickly- so please do not delay in giving your body this extra special treatment to benefit from this service
However, we do recommend if you have a new injury that you book in for a Physiotherapy Assessment instead of a Sports Massage… It may be likely that your problem would benefit more from Physiotherapy treatment initially than Sports Massage. Sports Massage techniques are regularly used by Physiotherapists in addition to other treatments. You can discuss with your Physiotherapist if they feel an individual Sports Massage session is recommended over a combined approach including Physiotherapy treatment. Your Physio will help you make an informed decision.
Costs £35 for 30 mins, £45 for 45 mins, £55 for 60 mins
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During a time of increasing costs we are excited to offer our Monthly Massage Subscription Service.
Buy a subscription for regular 60 or 45 minute massages and receive a 10% discount. Minimum term is 3 months.
You will pay a monthly fee and be entitled to one massage a month – or you can bank the massage to use at a later date.
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