I have the highest professional qualifications in massage in the UK, i.e. ITEC Sports Massage Therapy Level 5.
Sports massage is a massage that is recommended to all people who spend their time actively, attend the gym or practise various physical exercises. Sports massage is quite similar to Swedish massage, but it is performed with much greater force.
Sports massage improves blood and lymph circulation, reduces stress, minimizes the risk of injury, improves metabolism and contributes to the reduction of fatigue after exercise (reduces muscle pain, soreness).
An element of sports massage can also be isometric massage, using the so-called isometric contraction. This technique involves contracting the muscle (mainly the lower limbs) for a specific period, e.g. 15 seconds, then kneading and patting the tense muscle are performed. Then, also for the same period, the massaged person is asked to relax a given part of the muscle and stoking and rubbing are applied. This technique is extremely effective when it comes to muscle tension.
Sports Massage Therapy can be very effective in the following cases:
- golfer’s elbow
- tennis elbow
- chronic back pain
- upper cross syndrome
- lower cross syndrome
- chondromalacia patella (knee)
- chronic and acute pain in the lower back
- piriformis muscle syndrome, and many others
Sports Massage Therapy is very effective thanks to the application of specific techniques: Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Positional Release Technique (PRT), Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) and others.
After each treatment, I recommend various exercises at home to support the therapy process.
60 min - £80
90 min - £98
120 min - £118
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One treatment is, in most cases, insufficient because the source of the pain is in the deeper layers of the tissue. Therefore, a series of treatments is recommended to achieve the best results. Usually, the first few massages should take place every few days, and then you can increase the time intervals between sessions.
If you are interested in a real solution to a problem, and not just its temporary "healing", a series of massage sessions is the best solution for you:
3 sessions - 10% off if paid in advance
5 sessions - 15% off if paid in advance
Each massage is preceded by a consultation, during which you will be asked about your expectations: whether this is stress and anxiety reduction, from tight or painful muscles, an improvement on a recent injury, or simply relaxation. You will also be asked about any temporary or chronic health conditions, as this will help establish the areas that need to be concentrated on or avoided. All this is important so that the right type of massage is tailored to your treatment.
Depending on the massage, you will have the option to either lie on a table or sit in a chair for your massage.
Most massage techniques involve lying on a cushioned table as well pillows to support different areas of your body, If you choose a table massage, you will be left in the treatment room, so that you can undress to your level of comfort and get snug underneath the towel. You may also stay fully clothed if you prefer to. During the massage, the areas which are not being worked on in the given moment will be covered with a blanket to keep you comfortable and warm.
If you choose a chair massage, you won't need to remove your clothing.
During all types of massage, you will be asked if the pressure is right. Harder pressure is mostly applied in deep tissue massage as muscles tend to be extremely tense. Please feel free to communicate if at any point the pressure is too hard or too light, as every person is different.
Massages are carried out using aromatherapy oils or lotions to moisturise the skin. If you are allergic to any common ingredients of body oils or lotions, please advise beforehand.
A typical massage lasts about an hour, although sessions can range from 60 to 90 minutes.
After a massage, you will be left in the treatment room alone to relax for a few minutes and then get dressed. After the treatment, most people feel extremely relaxed and free from long-term aches, there is also a feeling of increased energy which may last for days afterward. If you have gone for a deep tissue massage, you may feel slightly tender to start with, but after your muscles get used to the relaxed state, you should feel much better.
Most people like to close their eyes and relax, but if you prefer to chat or have any questions to ask then feel free to ask them. It’s all about your relaxation and you should do whatever makes you feel most comfortable.