Sports Massage/Deep Tissue Massage

Cost: £25 for 30 mins or £40 for 60 mins
Sports massage is also known as Remedial Massage or Soft Tissue
Therapy…….and its not just for sporty people!
It’s not a full-body or relaxation massage, but is instead a series of
pressure techniques, stretches and mobilizations, which allows the
therapist to concentrate on your specific problem areas.
Sports massage was originally designed to benefit a person engaged in
regular physical activity or recovering from injury. 
However, you don’t
have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage
Many people find that their work or their daily activities create muscle
tension and stress patterns which can lead to pain. 
Whether you work in a
board room, a library or a construction site, anyone can develop chronic
and often long-term pain. 
This is what I call Lifestyle Injuries!
Benefits of Sports Massage?

Sports massage has been proven to be effective for releasing and
reducing tension in the muscles, improving circulation, encouraging the
removal of waste products such as lactic acid, stimulating or suppressing
nerve activity and increasing range of motion.
All in all, sports massage can be effective for the professional athlete,
recreational exerciser or anyone with an injury or general tightness
How does Sports Massage Work?

Unlike a traditional spa-style massage, a sports massage therapist will
make a thorough assessment of your specific condition and will focus
treatments directly on the problem areas (for example, a
frozen shoulder or tight ITB), to restore healthy function.
As well as treating specific injuries directly, Sports Massage improves the
general health of your muscles. So, although the therapies often do give
instant relief, it is normal to feel most of the positive improvements taking
place over the next three to five days as your body responds to the
Its important to remember though, everyone is different, so the speed of
your overall recovery depends on your individual situation. If you’ve had
chronic pain for a long time, or you have an acute injury then you’ll
probably want some follow up treatments to reach a full recovery. It’s a
good idea to leave a week or so in between sessions if you are having a
course of treatments, so you can feel the full effects of each one.
What conditions can be treated with Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a very successful in the treatment of a huge variety of
muscle and joint pain. Conditions that can be treated with sports massage
are…Chronic pain –This can either be felt as intermittent or constant
discomfort in any area of the body. For many people, this type of pain is a
familiar but unwelcome companion! Its not uncommon for people to
experience chronic pain in more than one area (for example, lower back
and opposite shoulder).

 It can often be brought on by performing certain
repetitive tasks such as working at a computer, working on a production
line, carpentry, decorating, etc. 
Acute injuries –Sprains, strains and other muscle injuries! These types of
injures are often caused by trips, falls, trauma, heavy lifting or DIY…
name but a few!
Muscle Tension –Sports massage is great for revealing muscle tension on
a deep level. In addition, sports massage can also reduce the likelihood of
picking up further injuries. Muscle tension can also be caused as a result
of certain other health issues (for eg fibromyalgia) that cause muscles to
become shortened, tight and uncomfortable.
What does a Sports Massage Session involve?
Before we start any treatment, I will assess your condition. I will get a lot
of this information by asking you questions……so be prepared! I may also
do some postural assessments, walking assessments and range of
movement tests. Doing these postural and ROM assessments may help
me identify other issues that may be exacerbating your condition. 
Eitherway, I will explain everything as we go!
Once we begin; the treatments used will typically involve a variety of techniques such as:
Effleuarage and Pettrissage – these are the most gentle forms of
treatments and are often used to warm up the area before the deepertreatments are performed.
Deep Friction Massage –as well as muscles; these are often used on
injured tendons such as tennis elbow or plantar faciitis. It helps to
breakdown scar tissue, increase blood flow to the area and stimulates
nerve tissue…..amongst other benefits! Compressions –
these help relax tight muscles and increase blood flow to the area
Trigger Point Therapy or Neuromuscular Technique –this releases points
of tension in the muscles that are often referred to a knots. 
Myofascial Release –this is very different to massaging muscles, tendons
and ligaments. Rather than depth the focus is more on time. 
Gentle tomoderate pressure is applied over a longer time period making sure each
part of the restricted fascia is treated.
Soft Tissue Release techniques & assisted stretches –these are great for
helping stretch tight muscles and muscles that are sometimes difficult to stretch
Joint mobilisations and manipulations further relieve restrictions and
restore pain-free movement to the affected area.

Treatments are carried out on a massage bed and involve a variety of the
above techniques being preformed directly to the skin using a sportsmassage oil.
If you have any allergies, please feel free to contact me and Ican make sure the oil is suitable.

After the treatment, I will often give you advice about things you can do
(stretches and strengthening exercises) to help with your recovery.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to

07825 556740

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