Sports massage is a problem solving massage for dancers and sporty people such as cyclists, runners and gym enthusiasts.

Sports massage address the injuries, aches and pains from sporting activities or training.  Including general muscular soreness, muscle pain or spasm, muscle stiffness and muscle tension.

Joanne is a Level 5 Sports Massage Therapist so she is able to utilise a wide variety of techniques to assist your muscular issues including:

  • Myofascial release (MFR).
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR).
  • Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT).
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (MET).




Sports Massage can assist you by:

  • Alleviate muscular pain
  • Restore flexibility
  • Increase circulation to stimulate healing to painful or damaged muscles
  • Alleviate muscle stiffness and tension
  • Release the “heavy” sensation of legs and arms post training
  • Prevent injury
  • Release muscle spams and knots
  • Pre-exercise treatment
  • Post-exercise treatment to reduce post exercise stiffness

Joanne treats a wide variety of sports and non-sports injuries plus aches and pains from both activity and inactivity.

  • Muscle pain, stiffness, soreness or spasms
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Tired, stiff or achy legs (normally caused by hiking, running, cycling or gym activities)
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Runners knee
  • Jumpers knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Pulled muscles or muscle strains including hamstrings
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Repetative strain injuries
  • Sprains and strains including ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)

What can I expect from my a treatment?

If you only had massages at spas before,  my massages will be very different.  Rather than follow a routine.  On your first treatment, after completing the consultation form, I will then discuss with your the reason you booked.  I will then utilise the time  to address your issues, this means focusing on one area of your body or certain muscles.

What should I wear?

I ask clients to undress leaving on your boxer shorts or nickers and lie under towels to protect your modesty.  It may be possible to wear shorts depending upon what your issue is.

How many treatments will I need?

That depends upon your issues and I will be able to advise you after your first treatment.

To give a rough guideline muscles tend to take 4 – 5 weeks to heal but this depends upon your age and underlying health, this means you normally treat muscle strains for 6 weeks.

If you have a problem with your bursa’s then the issues may resolve with treatment and other changes including training etc.the issue may resolve in  2- 3 weeks.

For my serious issues for example frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) with treatment and rehabilitation exercises it may take between 1 – 6 months to recover but this depends on your age and fitness.

How much does a sports massage cost?

£65 per hour.  I only offer 1 hour treatment as I find clients come to see me with problems and I need that time to address the issue.

What after care advice do you recommend?

If possible after your treatment I recommend you rest & relax.  It is possible you may feel sleepy or tired – this is perfectly normal.

Please drink lots of water this will help you to eliminate toxins, re-hydrate and reduce fatigue.

Some people find they feel achy over the next few days, gentle stretching or a hot bath will help.