You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage. Our sports therapy class runs on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings and offers pre-event treatments, post-event care or maintenance massages.
When you book for your first massage treatment, you will have an initial consultation to determine the type of treatment you will need.
Pre-event sports massages can be given 12 to 4 hours preceding an event to improve performance and help prevent injuries. It is used as a supplement to an athlete’s warm-up to enhance circulation and reduce excess muscle tension prior to competition. It focuses on warming-up the major muscles to be used, and getting the athlete in a good mental state for competition. It also improves tissue pliability, readying the athlete for top performance.
Post-event sports massage can be given after an event and is mainly concerned with recovery. It is geared toward reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with vigorous exercise. Recovery after competition involves not only tissue normalization and repair, but also general relaxation and mental calming.
A maintenance massage is an ongoing treatment which may be required for rehabilitation from injury, to avoid further injury, or to give a sense of general wellbeing.
All treatments will last for one hour and cost just £10!
Slots do get booked quickly, so make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment.