Sports Therapy

Sports Massage

SPORTS MASSAGE

Available in all price packages

 

Sports massage is an athlete’s best kept secret

 

When you are challenging your body physically, sports massage can help keep you active and free from injury, enable you to train harder and longer, speed up recovery and reduce muscle soreness after exercise, increase your mobility and flexibility; making exercise feel easier. 

Muscles that have been worked hard, are likely to become sore and tight and are susceptible to injury. Regular sports massage will increase flexibility and improve your range of movement, prevent pulls, tears and overuse injuries. Your energy will be increased because massage increases blood flow, maximising the supply of nutrients and oxygen within your body. Sports massage is also an effective way of detecting minor soft tissue problems and dealing with them before a more serious injury occurs. Many athletes use regular sports massage to help maintain optimal athletic performance.

Pre-event sports massage works to boost performance and improve endurance, creating a state of readiness in the muscles and tissues by increasing the efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles, warming them up and improving their contractibility, therefore improving flexibility, it also assists in mental preparation for participation in events and competitions.

Post-event sports massage promotes muscle recovery and returns the body to homeostasis; enhancing blood flow and lymphatic drainage, removing metabolic waste products such as lactic acid and CO2, therefore reducing post exercise soreness. Full range of motion is then re-established, tension is relieved promoting relaxation. The length of recovery time from strenuous exercise can be dramatically reduced with a good post-event sports massage.

BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE

  • Increased joint mobility.
  • Increased fitness levels.
  • Improved fluid circulation; blood and lymph.
  • Faster recovery / pain reduction.
  • Breaks down adhesions.
  • Formation of strong mobile scar tissue.
  • Injury prevention.
  • Joint strengthening.
  • Increased muscle flexibility.
  • Reduction of swelling.
  • Connective tissue normalization.
  • Improvement of posture.
  • Joint protection and support.
  • Deactivation of trigger points.
  • Increased mental alertness.
  • Greater energy.
  • Muscular & general relaxation.
  • Quick referral.

g5-machine-image-whiteINTRODUCING THE G5 FOR PRE-EVENT SPORTS MASSAGE

The G5 machine gives the best pre-event massage. A pre-event massage plays an important, useful and additional part of an athlete’s preparation for a competition or event. It can benefit an athlete’s performance by helping to prepare the body to respond to the demands of increased activity and facilitate optimum performance by warming up muscles, improving the contractibility, flexibility and extensibility of muscles and maintaining the maximum range of movement, helping to prevent injury.

The G5 pre-event massage delivers a brisk and invigorating treatment. It usually takes place between 20 minutes to an hour before an event or competition. The massage will last around 15 – 30 minutes. It is an important part of an athlete’s warm-up for an event – but most certainly must not be considered as the warm-up alone.

If you would like to schedule a G5 pre-event massage before your next competition or event contact Zensations to arrange an appointment. Zensations are happy to accommodate athletes wanting to book an appointment out of our normal opening hours (given adequate notice) due to the precise timings needed for a pre-event massage. CONTACT ZENSATIONS HERE

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What Our Clients Say

  • Sally is a great massage therapist, she has helped me with all kinds of sports injuries over the years. Her treatments are always thorough and effective, she's friendly, professional and comfortable, Thank you for all your help Sally!
    Katy Wasiukiewicz
  • I have been visiting Sally for the last 2 years and she has helped me stay injury free. I cycle and have used sports massage as a regular part of my training for many years now. I’m always throwing up something new each time I visit, whether it’s to free up my back, relieve tension in my neck, or flush out my legs, her knowledge and massage techniques are excellent, she helps me recover after training.
    Michael Simmons
  • A fantastic experience from online booking through to the after service. Not only do you get one of the most robust, targeted and non-hurried massages going (I have the remedial sessions), but there's lots of science stuff to go with it. So when you have an ache, you don't just get a knot worked on, you get a proper explanation of what's going on with your posture to create it in the first place, a look at an iPad app with photos of posture and detailed background, then a massage focussed on that issue, as well as some exercises emailed home afterwards so that you try and fix what the issue was over the long term. Plus the room itself is really lovely, modern and relaxing, and Sally is a very welcoming, skilled practitioner. Can't think why you'd want to get a massage anywhere else!

    Mark Newton

  • I immediately felt at ease when I visited for the first time. Sally is very skilled at remedial massage and acupuncture. She took a lot of time to understand the problem and give the treatment. I started to feel the benefits the next day and had further improvements after each session. I would thoroughly recommend Sally.

    Carol Leak

  • I've suffered for a number of years with lower back, neck and shoulder pain taking stronger pain killers over time. A work colleague recommended Sally and the remedial massage she offers. I couldn't believe how much pain had been relieved after the first treatment on my lower back. I could bend and pick goods off the bottom shelf of a supermarket, something I struggled with a week before. Three sessions on my neck and shoulder followed, relieving so much pain from that area - I can actually look over my right shoulder without moving my whole upper body. A second session on my lower back has left me in such a good place now, far less pain and a good understanding of why the pain occurred i.e. bad posture. I'm recommending Sally to friends and family with muscle pain similar to mine. The whole experience is so friendly, relaxing, the scent, the music and the heated massage table. Pain killers no longer required.

    Steve Todd

  • I have been going to the gym for several years now. I’m in my mid fifties and every so often I seem to injure myself for one reason or another. I end up having to take time out from the gym until I recover. One nagging problem I had for about two years, before meeting Sally, was Golfers elbow. I had been to the Doctors a few times regarding this problem, and I was told to wear a Tennis /Golfer Elbow support strap and stay away from weights in the Gym. But when I met Sally and she told me she could help, I thought I would give it a try. Well, if I’d have known Sally could relieve the pain in just a few massages I would have gone to her a lot sooner. I wish the Doctor had told me to get help rather than fobbing me off with a couple of useless suggestions. I’m now a regular at Sally’s, she just seems to know what is needed for whatever I go to see her about, I now go for prevention massages rather than wait until I’m injured, Sally will recommend stretches to prevent future problems when she notices tight muscles. Sally gives a very relaxing, unhurried massage. Every time I see her, she is so professional and knowledgeable, and her room is so relaxing with the soft music and oil diffuser fragrances. Sally is also very easy to get on with. I would recommend Sally to anyone and in fact I already have, to more than a few.

    Wayne Bowler