Sports massage; also known as deep tissue massage or soft tissue manipulation, can be used as part of injury management, pre- and rehabilitation and stress reduction and combines a variety of techniques, encouraging blood flow, assisting with lymphatic drainage and energising the body and mind; helping you to feel and move better. Received regularly this helps to prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. These muscle imbalances may develop and often go undiagnosed until they cause discomfort.
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment, we will discuss what you are looking for; from sore calves following a run, to an aching neck from a stressful day at work. We can focus on one area or provide a whole-body massage. For your first sports massage appointment we ask you to book in for an hour. This is so that we can get some details about what you are looking for from your massage as well as any medical history or relevant information. Following this we will then get on with your massage.
You are likely to be asked to undress for your massage, so we suggest you wear loose fitting clothing and appropriate underwear. Massage oil is often used as part of the treatment, so it is also advisable to bear this in mind when choosing your clothing.
Training for a charity event? If you book a sports massage as part of your training for a charity, we will donate 15% of your massage cost to a charity of your choice.
What to Bring
For your first appointment, we recommend that you bring:
Loose fitting clothing/shorts
A list of your current medication and any relevant past medical history
Any relevant medical reports such as previous treatments, diagnoses or imaging (X-ray/MRI reports)