Sports Massage

 

Prehabilitive Sports Massage

Regular sports massage reduces the risk of injuries and can greatly improve performance. Some of the benefits include:

  • Release of muscle stress and tension which can lead to muscle imbalances, affecting technique.
  • Identifying any potential future problems before they arise.
  • Aiding recovery, allowing greater physiological adaptation between training sessions.
  • Breaking down of scar tissue and adhesions before they become a problem.
  • Invigorates and leaves you psychologically ready for your next session.

 

Rehabilitive Sports Massage

Should the worst happen and you pick up an injury sports massage is an essential part or the healing process:

  • Speeds up the recovery process, getting you back on your feet sooner.
  • Breaks down scar tissue, essential for regaining full strength and range of movement
  • Increases blood flow to and from the area, reducing swelling and pain.
  • Peace of mind; being injured can be frustrating at the best of times and actively doing something about it can help relieve stress.
  • Appropriate aftercare and advice including stretching and exercises.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:How often should I get a sports massage?

A:You will see the benefits from sports massage with as little as 1 massage per month but for best results weekly or fortnightly is recommended.

Q:How long will a typical massage last?

A:There is no such thing as a typical sports massage as each treatment is specifically tailored to suit your needs. However, most treatment will take between 20 and 60 minutes; an initial consultation and treatment may take up to 90 minutes.

Q:What should I wear?

A:It all depends on the individual treatment but use usually shorts and T-shirt are recommended.

Q:What Techniques are invloved?

A:There are several techniques your therapist may use depending on the circumstances:

  • Effleurage uses a light, quick stroking action to warm up an area before any deeper work begins.
  • Petrissage uses slower, firmer strokes to manipulate the underlying muscles and soft tissues.
  • Deep Tissue Massage uses a smaller surface area such as thumbs, knuckles and elbows with firm pressure to work on muscles deep within the body.
  • Frictions are repeated movements across an adhesion or scar tissue with firm pressure intended to realign collagen fibres and limit the lasting effects an injury can have.
  • Trigger Pointing uses constant, firm pressure on an area of muscle in spasm to release it. Trigger points can cause localised pain or referred pain to a different area of the body.

Q:Does it hurt?

A:Prehabilitive sports massage is not painful as there are no underlying problems. Some of the techniques used in rehabilitive massage can be uncomfortable but should never be unbearable. A massage that causes you to tense up with pain would be counter-productive.

Q:How much does it cost?

A:The standard rate is £40 per/hour. Members of the YMCA Gym, TFN Tri Club & Formula One Circuit Crew receive a 10% discount with a valid membership card. Discounts are available for block appointments, please ask at the time of booking.

Got a question that hasn't been answered? Please contact: 07545380851 or e-mail: info@prehability.co.uk