What is it?
Sports massage differs from other massage techniques as it’s delivered with injury or performance enhancement in mind. If you’re physically active, you may notice tightness in muscles or ligaments after a sports or workout session and there may be a build up of lactic acid in your muscles. Sports massage can help.
At Hands On we use Trigger Point Work an integral part of our sports massage - if you've never had it done properly and you love the sensations of great massage, you're in for a treat, although it can involve pain/pleasure. A typical trigger point (hard nodule or 'knot' in the muscle or fascia), might be in the upper trapezius causing jaw or headache-type pain, or in the scapula causing upper back issues.
Our highly qualified massage therapists can effectively diagnose any sustained injury or damage caused by a sporting activity. Hands On sports massage therapists can provide additional stretching techniques and exercises to ensure a thorough rehabilitation.
How is it delivered?
Like all our massage therapy sessions, your practitioner will begin by gently guiding you through a full history of your past injuries and current concerns or issues. This ensures that your massage therapist is aware of your unique needs and can address any worries you may have. They will also provide a full regime of stretches and exercises to ensure your complete recovery. Your practitioner will use a number of techniques to deliver the massage and may involve intense deep kneading of the muscle tissue to release chronic patterns of stress which can develop post exertion. These sessions usually last between 45 minutes and one hour.
Who could benefit from this treatment?
Sports massage is particularly suitable for those who have or are undertaking exercise on a regular basis as it can improve your performance and your body’s response to sustained activity. It is particularly useful after exertion to distribute toxins which can be retained in the muscles causing pain and fatigue. This treatment can also be used to alleviate non-sports related pain in the body.
TESTIMONIALS - here is what our customers say:
“Another belting massage from Sam. I’m tender but no dull aches and I feel great! See you soon"
"Paulina is absolutely brilliant. I feel so much better after her massage. I will highly recommend her to anyone"
"I go here a lot all the staff are very qualified, charming and really good at what they do, never had a dud, would recommend 10/10
"I had a fantastic treatment (sports massage) with Mike and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a seriously good massage! As an overworked massage therapist myself I was in pain . . . Mike was professional and friendly, making me feel comfortable, and providing me with an extremely relaxing yet beneficial treatment"
"Emily was/is amazing. After one session I felt so much better. Cannot wait for my next session. Fantastic aftercare. Thanks Emily"