Sports massage is ideal for the part time athlete, regular fitness buff, the occasional gym visitor that needs a little help stretching or for the weekend warrior or desk jockey that needs a specific injury treated.
What is it and what is it good for?
I’ll use a range of techniques, such as trigger point and cross friction, on the soft tissue of the affected area to reduce tension, improve range, mobility and the condition of the muscles.
Quite often I’ll use thumbs, the heal of my hand and even my elbow to carry out these techniques. Assisted stretching and muscle energy techniques could also be used. And yes it can be uncomfortable and even painful, but don’t let that put you off its “good pain”.
If I deem it appropriate or if the injury will benefit I may use ultrasound therapy on the specific area (see the FAQ section for an explanation of what ultrasound therapy is).
I’ll tailor your sports massage sessions to your needs. It could be focused on helping the effective healing of injury (in conjunction with other medical therapies). Or they can be regular maintenance sessions to prevent those niggling injuries that get in the way of you staying at peak performance – whatever your physical activity or goals are.
What to expect from your first session: