Sports Massage Therapy
Although sport massage is not entirely pain free, the intensity is controlled by the client at all time who is actively encouraged to report any level of pain, even if very small. Also, to mention any feeling of discomfort as sometime more 'delicate' areas may need to be treated.
Various benefits are:
Increased blood flow
Increased joint range of motion
Increased elimination of exercise waist products (lactic acid)
Increased sense of well being
Reduction in muscle tension
Reduction of tension
Reduction in muscle spasms
Reduced chance of injury
Faster recovery time
What will happen at the first consultation?
During your first visit a full case history will be taken asking detailed questions about your presentation, past medical history, lifestyle and exercises goals and training demands.
You will be given an evaluation (a series of movements) with orthopaedic and diagnostic screening tests.
After the assessment, a full diagnosis will be discussed with the patient and treatment given. Remedial advice and preventative exercise will also be discussed.
How long is each treatment?
Our initial appointments are 60 minutes as a full case history will need to be taken. Follow up treatments can be booked for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes dependent on the patients needs.
What should I wear?
It is helpful to wear comfortable clothing and underwear. You will normally be asked to remove some of your clothing, down to your underwear if necessary. Aqueous cream is used as a lubricant during soft tissue massage and towels are provided for modesty and to cover over clothing plus areas of the body not involved in the treatment.
Initial consultations - 60 mins
Follow up appointments - 60 mins
Follow up appointments - 30 mins