What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a specific type of massage developed over thousands of years.  It is a blend of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuro-Muscular and Trigger Point techniques; which are designed to Improve, Maintain, Prevent Injury and Aid recovery of the body’s muscular systems.

I’m not sportsperson… Can I benefit from Sports Massage ?

Whether you’re a professional athlete or just like to keep fit.  If you like to push yourself to your physical limits through movements such as running, cycling, hiking etc or simply exert yourself through strenuous daily activities for example mothers with small children, gardening etc. then Sports Massage can help you!

Too many times people resort to taking prescribed tablets to mask out the pain caused by a muscular imbalance, but this is not getting to the root of the problem.

What conditions are usually treated with Sports Therapy?

Here is a list of some of the conditions that can benefit from Sports Therapy:

  • Muscular pain
  • Back, Neck & Shoulder pain
  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Stiff neck
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Work-related overuse injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Accidental injuries e.g. whiplash
  • Postural strain & imbalance
  • Painful disorders of joints & muscles
  • Pain of chronic illness & disability
  • Arthritic pain & Rheumatism

Can I be treated in my own home?

The simple answer is YES!.. Providing you have a room spacious enough for the massage couch to be set up and adequate room for the therapist to manoeuvre .

Also, there may be an additional charge depending where you live .

What should I wear to my sports therapy appointment

It is recommended that you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. If you are having your legs worked on it is advisable to wear shorts under your clothes.

Does Sports Massage hurt?

Depending on the ailment different techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage/ Trigger Point Therapy may be required. Due to the fact that your muscles may already be tender and inflamed, this may cause some discomfort. However, the therapist will always consult you and work within the parameters of your individual pain threshold.

Do you do Deep Tissue Massage ?

Each treatment will differ from the last depending on the ailment and how much pressure is required to benefit this. At PRENTICE SPORTS MASSAGE we use a variety of techniques in order to alleviate the problem . Such as:

  • Soft Tissue Release
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuro-Musclular Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Do you offer an aftercare support and advice programme ?

After each session the therapist may demonstrate a number of stretching techniques for you to perform at home between sessions. These stretches can help aid the healing process. At this time you will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions that may be concerning you. However, if you have any further queries, feel free to contact Paul via email or by telephone.

How long will each session last?

Sessions will usually last approximately 45mins. This is inclusive of a short consultation, in which a brief medical history is required, detailing any Contra-Indications to treatment.

Follow up appointments may vary in duration depending on the treatment required, but on average will last between 45mins and 1 hour.

How soon should I benefit from the treatment?

All ailments will differ in severity, depending on the Type, How it occurred and How long you have been suffering.

Although clients may be slightly tender after certain treatments (Treatment Pain), they should notice improvement within a few days, if not immediately!

What are the Contra-Indications of Sports Massage?

Contra-Indications are conditions that may be negatively affected by Sports Massage, such as:

  • Heart Condions
  • Haemophilia
  • High/ Low Blood Pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy (within the first 16 weeks)
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Blood Disorders

These are just a few examples of the more commonly encountered Contra-Indications and if you suffer from any of the above please seek advice from your medical practitioner as a letter of consent may be required.

What are your opening hours?

Appointment times vary. If you have a strict working schedule please contact Paul directly via email or by telephone .

For details please see contact information.

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