How does a sports and remedial massage differ from a normal massage?
After understanding your goals and learning your previous medical history, I use a variety of techniques to best support you to achieve these goals. We look at the bigger picture and treat the muscles to help you out of your discomfort. I advise you on corrective exercises to help with muscle imbalances. And we explore your day-to-day activities that could be contributing to your discomfort.
Do I have to play sports to get a sports massage?
Absolutely not! My massages are for anyone. The majority of clients present with injuries or discomfort brought on from daily repetitive tasks.
What do I need to wear?
Sports shorts are recommended as they are easier to reposition if your legs are being worked on. Women should wear a normal bra instead of a sports bra as it is easier to undo when working on your back or moving a strap to work on your shoulders and neck. Towels are used to cover you up and help you feel more comfortable.
Will a sports massage hurt?
A therapist should work within your personal discomfort levels, by communicating with you, and being sensitive to your responses. During a session you are likely to feel some discomfort, particularly if you are presenting with an injury.
Are you a registered sports massage therapist?
I am a registered Sports Massage Association (SMA) therapist, as well as being a Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) registered therapist. Being a registered CNHC therapist demonstrates to the general public and to other healthcare providers that I meet UK-wide standards of practice.
What is your cancellation policy?
You need to provide at least 24 hours notice to avoid paying for a session you can't make. This allows us time to see other clients who need massage treatment.