SPORTS AND REMEDIAL MASSAGE treats muscular tension and pain from sporting activities, work stress or from general daily life. Each treatment is tailored to your specific needs and combines massage techniques with - optional - Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture). It can be booked for 1h or 1.5h treatments.
Sports and Remedial massage (also called Soft Tissue Therapy) focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive movements or poor posture. It alleviates general aches and pains and facilitates the recovery from minor to moderate sports or occupational injuries.
This treatment will also help you to improve your flexibility, range of motion and posture.
If you are a planning a sports competition it will help get you prepared for it and also recover from it.
- bespoke treatment to treat muscular tension and pain
- can be designed to prepare you for a sport competition or to recover from it
- possibility to integrate dry needling (medical acupuncture) and kinesiology taping whithin a Sports and Remedial Massage treatment
- performed on a massage table with the use of natural massage wax directly on the skin
- can be book for 1h / £70 or 1.5h / £90
- not recommended if you suffer from a recent injury that is still highly inflamed (swollen)
- can be combined with Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage and Deep Tissue massages within the purchased of 5 x 1.5h block package (click here for more pricing details)
Possibility to integrate Dry Needing (Medical Acupuncture) within this treatment. Click here to read more about Dry Needling.
Possibility to integrate Kinesiology taping within the this treatment. Kinesiology tape is an elastic adhesive bandage that is used to help with rehabilitation and prevention of re-injury. The stretchy qualities of Kinesiology tape allow full range of motion while increasing proprioception and postural stability. It is particularly good for ankle sprain, wrist injuries, plantar fasciitis and patellofemoral pain.
Is Sports and Remedial Massage only for athletes?
No, it is beneficial to all. Although Sports and Remedial Massage is a key complement to any physical activities it is not exclusive to sportspeople. Among my clientele I treat everyone from high level athletes to occasional gym goers or busy professionals tense from long hours at the office, to mention only a few.
Do I need to have specific injuries to book for this treatment?
Not necessary. Sports and Remedial Massage accelerates the recovery process following soft tissue injuries, but its main function is to prevent them from occurring. Regular treatments will help prevent injuries. If you start feeling knots and tension, come and see me before it becomes too serious. Some of my clients are referred by GPs, physiotherapists and osteopaths but you are welcome to book a session even if you don't have any specific problem.
I'm not sure which treatment I should book, Sports and Remedial or Deep Tissue Massage?
During a Sports and Remedial Massage treatment I will concentrate on some specific body areas that cause you problem (e.g. shoulder pain, hamstring injury, or lower back pain). I'll treat precise trigger points with massage and stretching techniques and (otpional) Dry Needling Therapy. On the other hand, the intention of Deep Tissue Massage is to give your entire body a deep, firm and relaxing treatment as sometimes the best massage approach is the general nonspecific massage that feels good.
Should I book a 1h or 1.5h treatment?
Durning 1h treatment I'll have the time to work on one (or two) specific areas you need to get fixed. If you want a treatment for upper body (back, neck, shoulders, arms) and lower body (hips, legs, ankles, feet) I would recommend booking a 90min appointment.
I see you complement your treatments with Dry Needling (Medical Acupuncture) can I book a treatment without Dry Needling?
Yes, I'll use Needling therapy only if you are comfortable with it. My approach is primarily based on releasing the tension stored in myofascial trigger points (muscular 'sore knots'). During the massage I treat these points with some massage and pressure techniques. When appropriate, I use Dry Needling as an extra technique to make you feel better. Dry Needling brings more effective and longer lasting effects to the treatment. There is no extra fees for Dry Needling. Click here to read more about Dry Needling and Trigger Points.
How frequently should I have a massage?
I would recommend getting a massage every other week. Some of my clients come every week, some once in a while. You will feel the benefit directly after the first session, then your body will tell you when you should come and see me.
Sports & Remedial Massage is beneficial for:
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Neck and shoulder tension
- Back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow tendon injuries
- Hip and lower back pain
- Chronic tension due to spinal disc injuries
- Piriformis syndrome
- Groin strain
- Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
- Hamstring injuries
- Knee pain
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Shin splints
- Calf injuries
- Compartment syndrome
- Ankle sprain
- Plantar fasciitis