A Sports Massage can be used to benefit anyone of any ability wishing to improve everyday physical or mental wellbeing or for increased sports performance and for preventing injury. Used by amateur and professional athletes but also if you don’t exercise at all but want to treat muscle tension due to stress, desk work or bad posture.
Book with Little City Treat and have the massage of your choice, at late notice, and in the comfort of your own home.
No need to travel to the Massage Clinic or call around for an appointment. Bookings are available 7am-10pm, 7 days a week
A specific application of massage techniques using the three key principles of timing, technique and intent. A qualified sports massage therapist follows these principles to understand what type of sports massage to apply at any given time. This ensures that you receive the exact treatment suited to your needs.
A sports massage therapist uses intense, fast-paced, heavy kneading massage techniques designed to work deeper and more targeted than other forms of massage. Sports massage is one of the most effective ways to maintain and protect the body from aches, pains and injuries.
Common conditions and injuries are caused by common unintentional mistakes we all make like wearing the wrong footwear, overusing a muscle group or sitting too long with bad posture this can lead to being diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome, runners knee or plantar fasciitis, sports massage can help relieve this pain.
Sports massage can also be used by anyone looking to enhance physical performance or those engaging with physical activity at any level from an absolute beginner, regular gym-goer to the athlete.
The 60-minute option is versatile and thorough depending on your issues and circumstances. If you have limited mobility there is time to fully treat two areas. It is also possible to fully treat three areas for a maintenance treatment. Alternatively, you can combine deep tissue work to one area along with maintenance on another couple of areas.
A sports massage is all about helping your body perform to its best. A 90-minute treatment allows your therapist the time to get to understand your body and your goals. The treatment will start and finish with a consultation which is why 90 minutes is the one to book for the best results.
All sports massage therapists are fully qualified and experienced in treating athletes and non-athletes alike.
Fully accredited and insured, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality massage treatment.
Massage at home is wonderful as it means there is no rushing to get to your appointment and it’s easier to fit it into your schedule and helps if your mobility has been affected.
Improves range of motion, speeds recovery after injury and reduces scar tissue, enhances performance, aids relaxation and reduces pain, improves mood & reduces stress and anxiety.
Expect trigger point techniques, soft tissue and myofascial release and strong pressure that manipulates your muscles. Your therapist will chat through your medical history and any current or past injuries. During your consultation, they will perform a postural and gait analysis too.
To prepare for your massage you may want to think about having a room ready that is warm and comfortable and has enough space for a massage bed, this would help but is not necessary as your massage therapist can make suggestions for where would be suitable.
For anyone alleviating pain or treating injuries, it’s best to be fully hydrated before your treatment and avoid eating a big meal.
It’s best to have your sports massage 1-2 days, or even on the day of an event and for best results a sports massage after the event no later than 1-2 days after.
Once your treatment has come to an end, your therapist will allow you to rise gradually, dress, and have a seat while everything gets packed away and then leaves you relaxing and gaining the added benefits of not having to go anywhere afterwards.
How often should I have a Sports massage?
It depends on your training schedule and if you have pain or an injury. For some, Sports massage when you have pain is enough but some prefer to have a weekly massage session to give great results. Sports massage is one of the best ways to reduce the effects of hard training and we would recommend you try it regularly to start with to help you decide how to make it work best for you. A regular monthly massage can have a long-lasting positive impact for anyone, no matter what their exercise regime.
Will a single sports massage fix my problems?
Sometimes yes, you can get a lot of relief from pain in one session. Pain can build up over a long period of time, so it’s often reasonable to expect it to take a few sessions to try to rectify that issue for you. After assessing you, advice will be given as to what treatment is needed to help you overcome pain in the shortest time possible.
Can I have a sports massage during pregnacy?
We would not recommend a sports massage treatment during pregnancy, however, we would suggest booking a pregnancy massage.
Can I book a specific massage therapist?
Yes, of course. When you choose the massage treatment you would like to book, you are able to view profiles and reviews of all the massage therapists able to offer this service, and select your preferred therapist.
What preparations do you have in place for managing Covid-19?
We are very conscious of the importance of keeping both our clients and beauty professionals as safe as possible during the Coronavirus epidemic. We have put together a series of guidelines to ensure that all parties feel comfortable and safe during their appointment.
View our Covid-19 Guidelines page for more details.
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