This massage is for non-pathological tissue (i.e.: non-injured) only.
Sports massage techniques work deeply into muscles and soft tissues, helping to keep these structures supple and enabling the body to function at its best.
* Preventative treatment
* Post-event treatment
Sports massage works to encourage the health of both muscles and connective tissue. The main difference between sports massage and other types of massage is the deep tissue work.
Communication during this session is key and the client has an active role during the treatment with breathing and positioning. There is less emphasis on relaxation than with other styles of massage.
Non-sports people with muscular aches and pains, resulting from poor posture or repetitive work patterns, may also find a sports massage approach helpful.
Before the massage
As with all hands-on holistic therapies, Sports massage may not be suitable for everyone
Please feel free to call or email us if you would like to check your suitability before your treatment.
Preparation for your Massage
Avoid large or heavy meals prior to your treatment and the use of alcohol and any non essential drugs.
Sports massage has a detoxifying effect on the body and you can encourage this by drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Also try to rest and allow your body to heal from within.