"You don't have to be an athlete to have a sports massage. Also sports massage shouldn't be PAINFUL!We always carry out our sports massages with the mindset that everyone has a different pain/pressure threshold. Therefore we will always communicate throughout the session so that we can provide the right amount of pressure for you.
Benefits of sports massage:
Sports Massage plays an important role in improving sporting performance due to its essential role within the muscle recovery process. Sport massage techniques help to reduce muscle tension, tightness, spasms, aches and pains. This helps maintain or improve physical flexibility and mobility, leading to a reduction muscular injury risk..
You DON’T have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage. Sports massages are a great way to look after the general health of your body. As mentioned above Sport massage techniques help to reduce muscle tension, tightness, spasms, aches and pains, symptoms which anyone can develop through general daily and work activities. It has also been proven to help improve you mental well-being.
How often should I receive a Sports Massage? This is all down to the individual. If you are quite active, it is recommended to get a sports massage regularly, anywhere between once every 1-4 weeks. However, this is only a guideline, once we have seen you for the first time, we can make recommendations tailored to you.
Does a Sports Massage Hurt? Sports massage has a reputation of being “painful”, however we tailor the pressure to each individual. Sports massage can be slightly uncomfortable; however it should never be painful. Our therapists communicate throughout the treatments to ensure the pressure is just right for you.
What are the effects of Sport Massage Treatment? Everyone is different, therefore will feel different effects immediately after, sometimes you can feel a bit achy for a day or 2, or you may just feel like you are walking on air! As your body gets used to the pressure over a number of sessions, you will start to see the long term effects, such as joints feeling free, muscles more relaxed, and more energised.
Are Sport Massages Worth It? Sports massage is used as a treatment for people of all ages. The list of benefits are endless, years of research has proven that it is effective in enhancing your physical and mental well-being. So if you ask us, it is definitely worth it!