Sports & Massage Therapy
In addition to massage therapy, I can treat many musculoskeletal conditions including back and joint pain, tendon pain, strains and sprains and biomechanical issues.
Following a thorough initial assessment, I use a combination of "hands on" techniques, including massage, mobilisations, ultrasound therapy, trigger point therapy, taping and strapping and exercise therapy to get the best results.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is the term applied to the discipline of using massage for the specific benefit of all sports and exercise participants. It covers the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body e.g. muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is also sometimes referred to as Deep Tissue Massage.
What are the benefits of Sports Massage?
You do not have to be a sports person to benefit form a sports massage. Most people can benefit from a deep tissue massage to relieve excess muscle tension and tightness. It can also be very effective in relieving muscles in spasm and can be used in conjunction with other therapies such as osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment.
· Improve circulation & lymphatic flow
· Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
· Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
· Increase or decrease muscle tone
· Increase or decrease muscle length
· Remodel scar tissue when required
· Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
The length of the treatment may depend on the severity of your symptoms.
All initial treatments will include a case history, and will take 45 - 60 minutes depending on the body part and condition.
45 mins - £40
60 mins - £50
All treatments take place in a small, quiet and peaceful room in Sandhurst.
Sports massages can also be performed at your sporting event.
A 10 - 15 minute warm up massage can dramatically improve the performance of an athlete and can help to prevent the occurrence of injuries.
A 10 minute cool down massage can improve an athletes rate of recovery and aid relaxation after a stressful event.