Sports massage addresses the injuries, aches and pains from sporting activities or training.  It assists with 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 in these areas:

  • Alleviating muscular pain
  • Restoring 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 a treatment?

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

What should I wear?

Clients are asked to undress leaving on your boxer shorts or knickers and lie under towels.  It may be possible to wear shorts depending upon what the issue is.

How many treatments will I need?

That depends upon each client’s needs and is determined after the first treatment.

To give a rough guideline muscles tend to take 4 – 5 weeks to heal but this depends upon age and underlying health conditions.  Muscle strains are usually treated over a 6 week period.  Other more chronic conditions make take 1 – 6 months to improve again depending upon age and fitness.

How much does a sports massage cost?

£65 per session which lasts 1 hour.

What after-care advice do you recommend?

Rest and relaxation is recommended after each treatment.

Drinking lots of water after a session is helpful as it assists you with eliminating toxins, re hydrating and reducing fatigue.

Some people may feel achy after a massage treatment, gentle stretching or a hot bath will help.