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Sports Massage

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 tissue). 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. 

Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Prevents injury
  • Reduces pain
  • Improves circulation and reduces swelling
  • Enhances performance and recovery

What injuries can Sports Massage help?

  • Knee injuries
  • Sports related injuries
  • Ankle pain
  • Postural pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Lower back pain

And many more…

What the treatment involves

During your sports massage session, your therapist will take you through some health and injury related questions to establish the best treatment method for you. After this, your therapist will proceed to work on the affected area and following treatment you will be advised on future treatment, as well as any self management techniques. 

What should I wear?

We advise that you wear sports/gym wear to make it as easy as possible to assess you and access the affected area. 

After care

After your treatment your therapist will advise you on ways in which you can maintain the benefits of your treatment and self-manage any injuries. This may include: 

  • Foam rolling/ self-massage
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Nutritional advice
  • Work station modification
  • Hydration
  • Warm up and cool down strategies

We will also advise on any future treatments that may be needed to further support your progression to a healthy body. 

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What to expect from each visit

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When you arrive at any one of our clinics you will be welcomed by one of our friendly Therapists.

You will be made to feel as comfortable as possible and will be asked a series of questions so the Therapist can gain an understanding of the reason for your visit. There will be a brief assessment to establish any areas of pain and discomfort.

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The Therapist will then advise on which items of clothing you need to remove, leave the room whilst you get changed and will give you towels with which to drape yourself.

Your Therapist will return to begin the treatment and will continually update you on what they are doing and why. All Therapists are used to working and adapting the depth of pressure to each client’s individual tolerance level, so you shouldn’t experience too much discomfort.

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During the treatment the Therapist will be starting to formulate a plan of how we can continue to help you moving forward.

At the end of each session you will be given an update on how your body seems to have reacted to the treatment and you will be given advice on how you can manage any discomfort once you leave the clinic. You may feel slightly sore, tender and a little lethargic post-treatment, all of which can be totally normal.

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Despite this, we can guarantee that you will feel better within 1-2 days and will be already considering returning for further treatment.

In order for the client to build a professional relationship with each Therapist and to get continuity with each treatment, we recommend you try and see the same Therapist next time. However, if this is not possible then each Therapist has access to all client information so they will be fully informed on your history prior to meeting you.