Enhancing the recovery process and speeding up healing time
Relaxing tight muscles and stiffness in the body
Recovery from activity
Improving flexibility and range of motion
Reducing DOMs (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
Reducing muscle spasms
Prepare the body for activity
Sports massage involves manipulation of the bodies soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments) and can also support the management and rehabilitation of injuries and imbalances in the body.
Day to day life can take its toll on our bodies, repetitive movements combined with poor posture can cause the body to tighten up, and not function efficiently leading to niggling injuries.
It can help with things such as:
Prevention is much better than cure, so even if you don’t have an injury you can still benefit from massage!
If you’re running a sporting event, a corporate wellness event or part of a sports club and would like to discuss sports massage cover for your event or team, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
What to expect from your treatment
All treatments are tailored to your individual needs. Before your first treatment I will spend time getting to know the history behind any issues you have and your requirements and wishes from the treatment.
I may also perform some tests that could help with assessing the muscles and joints you are experiencing problems with. If required I may look at the way you perform certain movements (walk, run, squat, lunge etc).
I will also require you to fill out a medical history questionnaire to ensure you are healthy enough for treatments.
Sometimes muscular issues may be caused by issues elsewhere in the body for example a problem in your back could be caused by issues in your hips and glutes. Because of this, don’t be surprised if I treat areas other than the part of the body you come to see me about.
After your treatment I will advice you on how you can help yourself away from massage. This can involve exercises, stretching, mobility and self-massage
What can sports massage be used to treat?
Who can benefit from sports massage?
Sunday league footballers
In short… absolutely everyone!
What do I wear? Will I need to undress?
I will need to be able to get to the area of the body you need treating. Therefore, wearing loose fitting clothing is best. For some issues, you may need to remove clothes such as tops to allow full access to certain areas. Throughout the session I will use towels to cover areas of the body that you don’t want exposing.
To ensure treatments are as effective as possible I will need access to the whole muscle affected however, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable during treatment, therefore I will always work to your comfort and can adapt to suit this.
Contact me if you are unsure on anything and you need clarification
Will you crack my joints?
The techniques I use don’t aim to crack joints, however, sometimes your joints may crack during treatment but rest assured, this will not cause any damage to you and will not hurt.
What can I expect after treatment?
You may experience a bit of soreness and bruising for a couple of days after treatment, but this is normal and a result of the massage and is an indication of body’s recovery process.
I’ve heard sports massages hurt, is this true?
There are times where you may experience discomfort due to the techniques I use, however, should anything be painful or too uncomfortable for you, let me know and I will stop and ease off. Often discomfort will ease off as the massage continues. I will always work to your tolerance levels.
How can I pay?
I accept cash or BACS, payment is due on day of treatment but you can pre pay (packages are available on request).
How many treatments will it take to fix me?
Different people respond differently to treatment. Some injuries may only require one or two treatments, others may require more. It’s very difficult to say how many treatments it will take to help you recover without seeing how you respond to treatment and assessing the injury you have.
What should I do after treatments?
I recommend drinking plenty of water to ensure you remain hydrated. As well as this, things such as warm baths may also help the recovery process.
How often should I get massage?
This depends on you, your injury, your lifestyle and what you can afford. If possible I would recommend weekly or fortnightly, however once a month should be sufficient if this works best for you.
SS Health & Performance Massage Services
Hands on treatment to help your body function efficiently.
Identify potential postural issues that may prevent you from moving optimally.
Flexible tape used to promote movement, offload painful areas and aid in reduction of swelling.
Suction cups to decompress muscle tissue and promote optimal body function.
Excellent massage therapist. Friendly and professional, really listens to what you need. Provides home visits and is reasonably priced considering how experienced he is, couldn't recommend him more!
Trusted by Elite Athletes
I’ve worked with Olympians and international athletes, covering events such as the British Championships and World Trials, Loughborough International Athletics and European Permit meetings. I’ve also worked with elite netballers in clinic.
Trusted by Amateur Athletes
I’ve supported a number of amateur athletes towards achieving their goals, from marathon runners to fun runners, I’ve worked with people with all sorts of goals, helping them recover from injuries and then stay injury free on the way to successfully achieving their goals
I provide the same service to everyone regardless of their background, whether you are an elite athlete or an office worker, I don’t believe you should be treated any differently.
I understand that sometimes life throws up surprises that aren’t preventable or foreseeable, so please contact me if something comes up that may affect your ability to attend appointments. I will try to accommodate where possible.
I require at least 24 hours notice of cancellations.
In the event of cancellations, the following will apply at my discretion:
If less than 24 hours notice is given, you are liable for the full cost of treatment, unless I am able to fill the appointment slot.
If you do not attend without notice, you will be charged for the full cost of the treatment
If you attend later than the arranged appointment time, I will still finish at the agreed arranged time and you will lose that amount of time from the appointment that you are late (e.g. if appointment is booked for 11.00-12.00 and you do not arrive until 11.10, I will still finish at 12.00 and you will lose 10 minutes of the appointment). If I don’t have to be anywhere after the appointment is due to finish, you can pay for additional time to make up for the time you lost from lateness.