Booking system closed
Our Sports Therapy booking system is now closed for the summer. Please check back at the start of term. View our up to date term times.
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from a sports massage. Our sports therapy class runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 5:30pm and 8:30pm and offer pre-event treatments, post-event care or maintenance massages.
½ hour treatment (Pre-event Massage)
Pre-event sports massage 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 is normally a shorter treatment (approximately 20/30 minutes) than a regular conditioning massage, and 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.
1 hour treatment (Post-event massage)
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 treatment session is a longer treatment than the pre-event (approximately 45/60 minutes in length).