Sports Massage / Deep Tissue Massage / Soft Tissue Therapy

Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the body’s soft tissues (inc muscles, tendons & ligaments) to improve health and overall well-being, aid recovery from injury, promote healing and alleviate pain. This is carried out through a combination of massage which works through the layers of muscles as required  and other advanced techniques (e.g. Soft Tissue Release & Muscle Energy Technique) that help the soft tissues to recover.

You don’t have to be a sports person to benefit from Sports Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy. It is a great way to help reduce any muscular tension that is felt, improve flexibility or deal with pain or injury that is experienced. Sports Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy can also be used to reduce the effect of previous injuries that may be impacting your body’s ability to heal or move properly.

General benefits include:

  • Speed up recovery from sporting injuries and aid rehabilitation

  • Assist in quicker recovery from recent muscular trauma or injury e.g. following surgery or an accident

  • Reduce scar tissue and adhesions in / between muscles

  • Correct muscular imbalances

  • Prevent future injuries

  • Reduce chronic pain conditions

  • Reducing stress/anxiety and improving mental and physical relaxation

  • Improving circulation

  • Reducing blood pressure

  • Reducing muscle soreness/tension

  • Improving range of movement

  • Improving sporting performance and form part of a training regime

 

Sports Massage can help with (but is not limited to) the following:

 

  • Muscular pain and discomfort

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain

  • Whiplash

  • Migraine and tension headaches

  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

  • Tennis & Golfers Elbow

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Runners knee

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Shin splints

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Sciatica

  • Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Reduce scar tissue

 

At the start of the session, a confidential health history needs to be completed as part of the assessment. I will ask a number of questions about the injury/pain/condition that you are presenting with so that I can use the best approach and technique to help you. If required, I will also carry out testing/ postural assessment so that I can fully evaluate how your soft tissues are functioning and affecting you.

 

During the treatment session, a variety of massage styles and other techniques are individually tailored to help alleviate your presenting issues. I am able to work through the layers of muscles, from shallow to deep tissue depending on what is required and where the issues are located. 

 

After the treatment session has finished, I will advise on suitable exercises and techniques that can be carried out at home which will further help to reduce pain and muscular tension and continue to build upon the benefits of the session.

 

Throughout the treatment, the massage pressure is tailored to your individual requirements.  It is my strong belief that sports massage and soft tissue therapy does not have to hurt to be effective.  Indeed, the best results are achieved from working within your tolerance levels whilst supporting future improvements.

 

I use a range of suitable draping techniques during the treatment to ensure that privacy is maintained and that you are comfortable at all times.

 

All the massage lotions I use are from Songbird Naturals.  They are nut free and completely natural so suitable for individuals with allergies or sensitive skin.  I am able to provide a small sample, if you require, prior to treatment.  Please contact me to arrange this.

 

If you are uncertain whether you could benefit from Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy or have queries regarding an existing condition, please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss your options. Any personal information supplied is kept strictly confidential.

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Fleet, Hampshire, UK