Why SPORTS/ DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE?
The techniques of sports massage are not just applicable to sports activity. They could be useful for your occupation or lifestyle whether active or not.
Originating in the swedish massage discipline, sports massage tends to be a deeper and more intense manipulation of soft tissues. It has developed to employ other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, and trigger point techniques.
Deep tissue or remedial massage similarly uses these techniques in the treatment and prevention of tension, anxiety, pain and injury. Perhaps you feel so tightly wound up that you might break at any minute. A deep tissue massage will get deep into the knots to help you step down from the precipice and start breathing again.
So whether sport is your daily obsession or your lifestyle is more sedentary, a deep tissue or sports massage can make a significant difference to your physical and mental well-being, not to mention how you perform every day in work and play.
Choosing Your Treatment
All first appointments will include an assessment that reviews relevant medical background, specific issues that you want addressed, and some postural assessment. This is conducted in an informal, friendly and confidential manner so that you can be confident the treatment is about you individually. This can take 15-20 minutes usually and is part of your first treatment time. Subsequent sessions will make a brief review or check-up against your initial presentation but this is normally brief, again depending on the individual.
Deep tissue Massage
30, 45 or 60 minute session to target and relieve stress, pain and tension. Ideal for sufferers of lower back pain, tension headaches, shallow breathing and anxiety.
Bodywork techniques can address a range of sports or occupational injuries to promote faster, more effective healing.
A detailed case history and postural assessment will precede this treatment of usually 30-45 minutes per treatment but can be longer when treating several issues.
Whatever your training volume or style, your performance and recovery will always benefit from a maintenance massage. Using hands-on massage, stretches and trigger point therapy, this will quickly minimise injury risks and keep you powering through your training schedule.
Usually a 30-45 minute session depending on the case.
Run, jump, ride or swim, after a big race or event the body needs to recover and regenerate. This massage will stimulate bloodflow, ease aches and pains and get you moving again.
This is an invigorating and reviving 30 minute massage but not too deep to enable the body to recover.