What is sports massage?
Contrary to the name, sports massage isn’t just for sports people. A typical sports massage will work much deeper into the tissue than more holistic forms of massage, with the aim to break down adhesions formed in the muscle and stretch out and re-align muscle fibres. As well as traditional massage techniques, we use a range of other techniques such as trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique and mobilisation work to keep muscles healthy.
Sports massage can help if you have a soft tissue injury such as a torn muscle or ligament sprain. Regular treatments can also help to prevent injury and keep your muscles and joints in top form. Equally, even if you don’t own a pair of trainers but suffer back ache from sitting at a desk all day or suffer from poor posture, deep tissue massage therapy can help.
Can I get a sports massage in the evening after work?
Yes, treatments are offered in the evenings and at weekends.
What areas do you cover?
I work half the week in London (Richmond), and the other half in Brighton. I cover South West London and Sussex, within a 10 miles radius of Brighton (roughly Worthing to Peacehaven).
What conditions do you treat?
These are just a few conditions that massage can help with, and there are many more: Headaches, muscle pain, sciatica, sports injuries, tendonitis, overuse injuries, frozen shoulder, back, neck & shoulder pain, postural strain & imbalance, painful disorders of joints & muscles, hip & knee pain, pain from certain chronic illnesses, arthritic pain & rheumatism.
Does sports massage hurt?
Sports massage can be a little uncomfortable, especially in areas of muscular tension. But think of it as ‘good’ pain that will be getting your body back to full form. If you feel uncomfortable in any way during a treatment, please say and we’ll try a different approach!
It’s not unusual to feel a little sore for a day or two after a deep tissue massage. This is all perfectly normal and shows that the body is healing. Drink plenty of water and do a little stretching to help. A hot water bottle can also be useful, where there is no recent injury.
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