Sports and Remedial Massage is recognised as a highly effective therapy for helping people to recover from muscle and joint problems, aches and pains, muscular tension and a variety of injuries.
It may help you to:
- Reduce persistent aches and pains
- Move, sit or drive more comfortably
- Improve posture and flexibility
- Recover from recent or long term injuries
- Obtain relief from long term chronic health conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and many more.
If you are a sports (or sporty) person it may:
- Decrease the chance of injury and maximise performance
- Help maintain muscles in optimum condition.
- Help recovery from the demands of training and events
Some conditions that may be helped by Sports and Remedial Massage
- Chronic muscular aches and pains
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Hip, knee and ankle pain
- Pulled or tight muscles
- Strains and sprains
- Joints that are not as mobile as they should be
- Tennis elbow (not necessarily caused by playing tennis!)
- Calf pain and shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Repetitive strain injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
What to expect in a treatment
Your appointment lasts for 1 hour.
- The first session starts with a discussion of the nature of your complaint and its history. I will begin to form an idea of which muscles are involved and maybe do some simple muscle testing.
- I also may carry out a brief postural assessment in which I look at the way your body is aligned when you are standing. For this you can wear exercise shorts and a vest or underwear that you are comfortable in.
- Simple movement tests would also be carried out to add more information.
- During the massage treatment you will remain in your underwear and be covered by towels. Only the areas being worked on will be exposed so that you are kept warm and comfortable.
- The massage treatment would start with some general massage. Focused massage would then be used on any problem areas. This may involve deeper work (if appropriate) and the use of advanced massage techniques. I often also apply gentle stretches and some assisted movements to the joints.
- Throughout the treatment I will be checking with you that the pressure that I use is acceptable to you. I do not believe in the “no pain no gain” principle when using sports and remedial massage.
- I often finish with advice on appropriate strengthening and stretching exercises for you to do at home to help you continue with your progress. I can also offer advice on relevant lifestyle measures that you could take, if these would be suitable in aiding your recovery.
“When I developed a Frozen Shoulder I was first referred to a physiotherapist but with little effect. The pain was severe and the restriction in movement affected me greatly. I asked Neil if he was able to help at all. He offered to use Remedial Massage. After the first session I was amazed at the increase in movement. After seeing Neil for a few weeks I was able to start reducing the medication and the range of movement continued to improve.”
“His amazingly skilful massage has not only given me a flexible, ache-free back but has also reassured me that I’m not about to seize up with old age”.
Sports and Remedial Massage Treatment Prices
1 hour appointment - £35