What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a deep tissue massage which stimulates the muscles and nervous system, it restores muscle balance and releases muscle tension. A sports massage can manage stress, prevents and treats injuries, it improves the circulation and assists the lymphatic system. You don’t need to be a sports person to have a sports/ deep tissue massage, it is ideal for every day aches and pains.
The benefits of sports massage are:
- Reduces muscles tension
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved recovery from soft tissue injuries
- Improves circulation
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of stress hormone
1 hour £55
½ hour £30
9 Most frequently asked questions about sports massage
I am not a sporty person – is Sports + Remedial Massage for me?
Yes, anyone can benefit from a Sports + Remedial Massage. Muscle tensions often develop through incorrect posture or repetitive movements that are work related which have nothing to do with sport.
Do you do deep tissue massage?
Yes, deep tissue massage is incorporated in a Sports + Remedial Massage and is used amongst many more techniques, which help to lengthen and strengthen shortened or weakened muscle fibres.
Does it hurt?
With some deeper techniques, you may experience some discomfort depending on the state of your muscles. However, treatment is always performed within your own pain threshold. Therefore during a session, you will be repeatedly asked to give Dina a pain level number between 1 (no pain at all) and 10 (unbearable) to ensure that you can relax throughout the entire session whilst the most effective treatment is being applied.
Is it safe for pregnant women to receive Sports + Remedial Massage?
In the first 3 months Sports + Remedial Massage is not recommended, however during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters it’s ok.
What should I wear?
Comfortable underwear. During the whole session, you will be covered with a towel and only the part of your body that is being work on will be exposed.
How many treatments will I need?
This is completely dependent on the condition of your soft tissue and the length of time it has been troubling you. The number of treatments can be reduced by your own input by following post treatment advice.
Is it a good idea to get a Sports + Remedial Massage after a workout?
Yes, definitely. It will reduce the typical muscle soreness you experience after a good workout as the massage will help to flush lactic acid and other waste products out of your body. You should drink a fair amount of water, which will help in the flushing process.
Does my health insurance cover the costs?
Please check with the terms & conditions of your insurance. All professional bodies within sports and remedial massage therapy are working hard to achieve this.
Can Sports + Remedial Massage be harmful?
It is a non-invasive and low-risk therapy, but certain conditions preclude treatment:
- Acute injuries and fractures (massage will help restoring muscle function after the healing process has finished)
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- varicose veins (massage away from them is unproblematic)
- open wounds (massage can be used on unaffected areas)
- infectious skin diseases
- first trimester of pregnancy
- tumours / cancer
- arterio and atherosclerosis
- recent surgery