Massage Treatments

  • Maintenance sports massage - given regularly during training, this massage will allow you to train harder, reduce the likelihood of injury and assist in the detection and correction of  high tension fibres and imbalances, preventing injury.
  • Pre-event sports massage – this type of massage is administered before a sporting event to prepare the body and mind and to reduce the likelihood of injury.
  • Post-event sports massage – this type of massage is administered after a sporting event to aid; the removal of waste products, the recovery of the body to pre-exercise state and to normalize the body's tissues following exercise.
  • Rehabilitative sports massage – this type of massage is suitable for anyone who is recovering from an injury and is designed to alleviate injury, pain and return the body to it’s optimal state.
  • Deep tissue massage – this type of massage is suitable for anyone wanting to relax and unwind. It is an effective way to reduce muscle tension and pain, along with easing many other related symptoms such as headaches, insomnia and stress.

What to expect

We will begin each session by discussing any problems and symptoms you may have, I will then offer suggestions and explain the treatment options available to you. I may also carry out a range of movement tests to help establish the most appropriate treatment for you. A combination of massage, compression and stretching techniques will be used to meet your specific needs. I finish each session by offering follow up advice on how to optimise your treatment.

What causes the problems?

Every day activities (such as sitting in front of a desk all day with poor posture), training and sporting activities all cause a constant build up of tension in the muscles and may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. These stresses can lead to overuse and these areas of overuse cause muscle imbalances (where certain areas of the body have to work harder than others), leading to pain and discomfort. Massage is an effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the body. Received regularly, sports massage may help prevent injuries, and promote a sense of well being.