Sports Massage – To soothe muscle aches and pains, reduce recovery time and improve performance.
Sports massage isn’t just for athletes! It consists of deep tissue massage techniques which stretch, mobilise and manipulate the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body. These remedial massage techniques are suitable for both sports people and non-athletes alike and can help muscle aches and pains in all of us! I offer a 60 minute (£40) sports massage which gives us enough time to talk about your medical history, sport and training regime and tailor each treatment to your requirements.
Sports massage uses a variety of techniques to:
- Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
- Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
- Increase or decrease muscle tone and length
- Remodel and break down scar tissue
- Assist in mental preparation for upcoming events
You do not need to be a sportsperson to benefit from a sports massage. The treatment can also help relieve many day to day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension and fatigue.
For athletes and sports people, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation, including:
- The conditioning / training phase
- Pre and post competition
- Post travel
- To aid both injury prevention and recovery
Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise, whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level – sports massage could help you.
Sport Massage Testimonials
Richard is a highly knowledgeable and ambitious therapist who is passionate about his work and about helping people to find optimum comfort and performance. He has been treating me regularly and I feel the enormous benefit of his work every time! As an elite level High Jumper, I place a lot of strain on my muscles and joints so I’m very grateful to have Richard on my side to help me find perfect form for big events. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants an intelligent, professional and highly effective treatment experience. Isobel Pooley, International High Jump Athlete – Great Britain
“With all of the training I do, my body is always tired and beaten up. Rich is the first person I go to when I need my body working to its full potential. I have had several sessions with Rich and always make sure I see him before a fight. I can’t recommend him highly enough.” Dan Hardy, UFC MMA fighter
“I believe i could not have done this (100 mile charity bike ride) without the sports massage, most of my pains had gone by Saturday. I recommended you to our club.” Martyn C
“I can highly recommend this sports massage service. I have been treated by various physios and chiropractors over the years for a long standing back problem. Richard has provided the best treatment that I have found – giving me relief from pain by deep tissue massage and being able to explain how the different muscles affect each other. Thankyou.” Fiona B