Sports massage is a typically deep treatment targeting specific muscles to release tensions and restrictions, reduce pain and help counteract imbalances in the body. Regular sports massage can help your body perform more efficiently and speed up recovery from injury. It is suitable for anybody who uses their bodies repetitively and can be a good preventative treatment.
Sports massage can also be called "remedial massage" because it can help to correct weaknesses and tensions that have been building up in the body for some time. As there is often a need to "undo" damage that has built up, it is usually advisable that a course of treatments is undertaken. Excessively tight muscles will need more than one session to release fully. A course of treatments can vary from one every few days to every few weeks, depending on your circumstances.
When no injury or condition is evident, sports massage is a valuable tool for preventing injury and aiding your training programme.
When you come we will discuss your needs, preferences and decide an appropriate treatment together. You may want to combine your sport massage with some aromatherapy and relaxation work, see my aroma-sports fusion scale for an idea of this.
The term 'sports massage' can be misleading - it is really a form of massage that benefits anyone who uses their body repetitively, which can include sitting at a desk or carrying children as well as sport