Sports Massage is an effective way to treat muscular problems from physical activity, poor posture, repetitive actions, stress and even long hours of inactivity. It tends to be deeper than a relaxing massage and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu.
It helps alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and adhesions occur due to overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. It can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger. I work effectively with the client to reduce aches and pains or help getting a client ready for a sporting event, speeding up recovery after an endurance event or reduce muscular tension from long hours at work.
This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
The techniques of Sports Massage are based on Deep Tissue Massage – but the main difference is the more clinical approach where your therapist will use a range of techniques to achieve a desired outcome with less focus on relaxation.
Sports Massage can help you with:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- As part of your training programme
You can book this service at the convenience of your home. Home appointments cost £45/hour, it includes travel costs within Leicester.
Mobile massage is available out of Leicester, with a £0.5/mile additional cost.
Minimum booking time is 1 hour.