What is a Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is designed to help alleviate pain and discomfort from dysfunctional joints and muscles. Developed as a variation of Swedish (also known as Classic) Massage, it involves manual manipulation of the surface and deeper muscles of a specific area of the body, along with stretches and mobilisation exercises.
Sports Massages are very specific to injury rehabilitation and joint dysfunction and are best applied to those issues only. If you’re looking for a relaxing massage to relieve stress and generally tight muscles, this is not it, and you should look at my Swedish Massage page. Swedish Massage
What should I expect from a Sports Massage?
A Sports Massage session usually lasts around an hour and will begin with some movement screening to identify the areas of pain and areas which may be causing the pain (often not the same place). The session length can be extended if desired. Depending on what comes to light, the remainder of the session will consist of a mix of massage, mobilisation exercises for the joint, stretching of the muscles and you may also be shown some exercises and stretches that you can perform on yourself to further aid in your recovery.
What should I wear for a Sports Massage?
This will depend upon the area to be looked at; if it is a leg issue you should wear shorts for example, for a shoulder problem wear a vest top or sports bra. Alternatively, you can come prepared to undress the affected area, as towels will be provided to cover you as necessary.
Book your appointment
Want a longer treatment? When making your booking you will have the option of adding 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes to your appointment to take it up to 2 hours long. You can also add combinations for even longer (ie add a 30 minute and a 60 minute add-on to make your massage 2.5 hours long).
Or return to the bookings page HERE if you would like to choose a different service.