What is a Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a manual therapy which is suitable for a wide range of people, not just active sports people, or those in training but also those who have stress and soreness from busy daily activities. Sports massage is extremely effective in loosening tight muscles and breaking up adhesions or knots in muscle fibres. It is based on the philosophy that direct techniques can reduce pain, enhance healing and restore and/or maintain optimum muscle function.

 

But I don’t do sport, is Sports Massage really right for me?

Sports Massage is for everyone! The most common complaint is people with back aches, stiff neck and shoulders. Mainly caused by office based jobs and sitting at a desk all day, driving long hours, sleep issues, stress, gardening, lifting heavy items or just general aches and pains.

 

This is my first Sports Massage Treatment - what should I expect?

For the first appointment, you will be expected to fill in a client consultation form outlining any medical conditions, doctors details, plus any contraindication’s etc. (see below) If you have any doubts of any conditions prior to treatment - please consult your GP. You will also undergo a postural assessment and some range of movement tests. So it is best to bring a pair of shorts, and for ladies - a vest top or similar. This allows visibility of alignment of hips, shoulders and spine etc. It is NOT advisable to administer any painkillers in the 2 hrs prior to treatment so that a safe amount of pressure can be used. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water along too - to begin rehydration to help flush out toxins after the treatment.

 

How do I make a booking?

You can book online or send an email to protosportsmassage@hotmail.com or call / text me on: 07738233303.Please also feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!

 

How can I cancel my appointment?

You can cancel your appointment by calling 07738233303, or sending a message via email / text or by using our contact us form online. Please provide at least 24 hours’ notice for any cancellations so that we may use the appointment for someone else. Missed appointments without cancellation may incur the full charge.

 

What should I wear for my appointment?

The only parts of the body that are being treated are exposed, but underwear/shorts should be worn at all times. No upper garments need removed if it’s only the legs being worked on, but its advised not to wear anything which may be subject to any stain/tinting from Oils or creams.

Sport Massage: For the most effective treatment it is important we can access all areas which need attention and you feel comfortable. We recommend smaller more fitted shorts; and covered bra with back fastener for women.

 

What are the benefits of Sports Massage for an athlete?

Some of the most exciting benefits of Sports Massage are: enhanced athletic performance, faster workout recovery, fewer injuries and faster recovery from injury, restored flexibility and range of motion, removal of lactic acid buildup, extending the overall life of your athletic career, reducing feelings of stress, and maintaining the body in better condition.

 

What are the benefits of sports massage?

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan and the benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Improving circulation

  • Improving lymphatic drainage

  • Reducing muscular tension

  • Enhancing sports performance

  • Pain and stress relief

  • Increasing joint flexibility

  • Tissue repair

  • Reducing scar tissue

 

I've heard that Sports Massage can be really painful, is this true?

Yes and No. You will often hear people associating Sports Massage with 'pain' and you even hear some people say 'I went to this sports masseur - he was GREAT, I couldn’t walk or talk for 3 days, but it was brilliant" Sports Massage does not HAVE to be sore to be effective! Basically if you have a particularly problematic, overused or tight area of your body then needless to say, working on it MAY be painful. But that does not mean that it MUST be painful to be effective!! Our approach is NOT to make the massage hurt just for the sake of urban myth, but to ensure that the desired effect, healing and recuperation of muscles can be achieved.

 

If I'm running late, does it run into my massage time?

Depending on the schedule of the therapist, it may reduce length of your massage treatment as we don't want the next client to wait for his/her treatment. So please make sure you are on-time.