Your Questions, Answered
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE?
The primary reason for sports massage therapy is to support the reduction of tension and stress which accumulates in the body’s soft tissues during exercise. Wherever minor injuries and wounds occur, because of over exertion or excessive use, massage can break them down rapidly and efficiently. Most importantly, it will also help reduce those minor incidents that usually get in the way of overall performance and success, no matter whether you are a sports person, hardcore keep-fitter, or a weekly jogger.
Sports massage has some goals in common with other types of massage therapy, in fact it is specifically important to get a thorough knowledge of body structure and physiology, for example the physical and skeletal systems. By being familiar with these systems along with the side effects of exercise, you might likewise appreciate the way massage may possibly benefit the sports men or women and gets to be an inclusive section of the athlete’s training program.
WHO IS SPORTS MASSAGE FOR?
Anyone can benefit from a sports massage, athlete to office worker. Useful for people in discomfort from day-to-day, sports people who suffer tired or tight aching muscles, or anyone looking to relax and recover. Regular exercise can lead to muscular problems and injury as muscles become shortened and flexibility decreases. People recovering from injury can improve healing with a sports massage, whilst non-sports people can have a sports massage to reduce postural tightness, which can be caused through simple things like sitting at a desk or driving too much. Any serious sports person should have a sports massage to improve performance, and anyone serious about their health should get a sports massage to function better biologically.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
The first session will include completing a client medical consent form which will help me understand your medical history and expectations form the appointment. A postural and joint assessment will be completed if necessary and then you will receive a treatment. If there is a more complex issue with the joint or muscle targeted, then I may refer you to a more medically qualified professional.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES AND OPENING TIMES?
I am based at Henfield Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Clinic and Sundial Clinics, Brighton but also do mobile appointments.
Wednesday - 12pm-4pm.
Thursday - 9am-12.30pm (Sundial Clinic, Brighton), 2-6pm at Henfield Physiotherapy Clinic.
Friday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 9am-1pm (Sundial Clinic, Brighton).
Appointments are: 30 mins (£25), 45 mins (£35), 60 mins (£45) and 90 mins (£65).