WHAT IS A SPORTS MASSAGE?
Sports massages will be delivered by a level 4 qualified Sports Massage Therapist (SMT) and are used to:
- Help prevent injuries
- Prepare the body for sporting activities
- Help your body to recover from workouts and injuries
Sports massage works deep in the muscles to realign muscle fibres, connective tissue and flush away toxins that can sit in the muscles.
REGULAR MASSAGES WILL INCREASE JOINT MOBILITY, FLEXIBILITY & REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY.
A sports massage can help physically with long term injuries and your therapist can give you specific advice on exercises & stretches to aid your recovery.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SPORTS MASSAGE
Your sports massage will be approximately an hour and will start with discussing & recording your injury/reason for attending and some diagnostic tests on the affected area.
You may be required to remove some of your outer items of clothing, but you will always remain covered, usually using towels.
Once a treatment plan has been discussed with you, your therapist will warm the muscles in the affected area using hands-on techniques, applying hypo-allergenic massage oil. There may be times you could find the treatment uncomfortable, and occasionally some clients may bruise. Please ensure you tell your therapist if you find the treatment too uncomfortable, or if you bruise easily.
After your massage, you will be given a treatment plan for you to carry out at home, including stretches and/or strength-building exercises. Your recovery rate may be affected by neglecting these exercises.
While you should notice improvement after your first treatment, most injuries require multiple treatments, especially if your injury is longer-term.
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