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Take control of your health and well-being now! Get rid of those aches and pains and muscle tensions with a Sports Massage Treatment plan from Ultractive Sports Massage.

Why Sports Massage?

Reduce the risk of injury

Helps identify any areas of tightness, can promote an increase in blood circulation helping to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness which can restrict training progression.

Relieve aches and pains

Can reduce muscular aches and pains by easing out tension to aid in relaxing your muscles and increase your range of moment and flexibility to help you move more freely.        

Restore Muscular Function

Helps to eliminate tightness, stiffness and spasms in the muscles and associated tissues to overcome any dysfunctions in the muscles and help increase your muscular elasticity and suppleness.    

Treatments

30 minutes

Ideal to work on one part of the body such as the calf, lower back, glutes or head and neck. This timescale is perfect to help chronic pain relief.

45 minutes

Ideal for specific work into 2 or 3 areas of the body, for example, the shoulders and neck or legs and glutes and is perfect for pre or post events massage.

60 minutes

Ideal for a full body massage including legs, glutes, back, shoulders and neck, most often used for maintenance massage sessions.

Types of Sessions

Pre-event

Pre-event

Massage

Pre-event massages focus on preparing the body for the activity rather than correct any dysfunction. It can increase blood circulation to help muscles relax. It can increase their full range of motion and allow them to be ready for the event. It can also help the client relax and prepare mentally for the activity.

Maintenance

Maintenance

Massage

Maintenance massage happens during your typical training. The focus can be on any dysfunction or rehabilitation, dealing with any overload issues and can help restore muscles to their normal state. Maintenance massages are an important preventative mechanism and should be part of your training programme.

Post-event

Post-event

Massage

Post-event massages are best-taken place 3-5 days after an event. They can help to return the muscles to a relaxed state and help the risk of muscle soreness. Massage can help blood circulation so promote faster healing and help the athlete to relax giving them time to mentally recover from the event.

Your Sports Massage Therapist

Helen is a highly qualified and professional massage therapist. A keen distance runner, Helen fully understands the physical strains that arise from sporting pursuits. She works with athletes of all levels. Sports Massage isn’t just for people who engage in strenuous physical activity. Sports massage is an effective way to release tension from everyday activities and everyday stresses of modern life, allowing greater movement and consequently, better quality of life and each treatment is tailored to the client's individual needs and requirements. Helen’s treatments work on improving the quality of the soft tissues in the body, responsively using a number of techniques to restore the imbalances that build up through training. Incorporating regular massages into your training plan supports your recovery, performance and helps to prevent injuries.

Qualifications and Training

Helen first qualified as a Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage Therapist with Anatomy & Physiology & Pathology (Diploma Level 4) from MTI in Sheffield in 2012. She then took her Sports Massage Level 3 Diploma course at the London School of Massage, and a year later undertook her level 4 Sports Massage Certificate. Since graduating from the London School of Massage, Helen has worked in 2 prestigious Physiotherapy Clinics in Sheffield as a Sports Massage Therapist. She is also trained in Sports Kinesiology Taping and holds a Level 1 in Dry Needling.
Sports Massage Therapy ITEC Level 4:
Sports Massage Therapy ITEC Level 3:
Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage Therapy MTI:
Sports Kinesiology Tape - SportTapePro:
Dry Needling - Level 1 (not offered as a service):

Training Institutions

Client Case Studies

Neil is a keen runner, cyclist and swimmer. Neil has been coming to see me frequently over the past couple of years, after having numerous injuries in the past. Each session we identify the areas in need of work and adapt the massage accordingly. Neil understands how much the sessions help his recovery and positive mental attitude and massage is now is an essential part of his training regime.

Neil

Neil

Runner, Cyclist and Swimmer

Marcus is a top Elite ultra runner winning the top multi-day ultra races in the UK and top podium places abroad. Massage is extremely important to Marcus, it helps him to remain injury free and to perform at the top international level.  I tailor the massage according to his specific needs around his strict training schedule. This could be a pre-event massage, a post-event rub down or a more regular ‘maintenance’ session.

Marcus

Marcus

Elite International Ultra Runner

Sue was a relatively new runner when she first came to see me with tightness in her shins. Since addressing the lower extremities through deep tissue work, Sue has gone on to train for a full marathon. Sports massage has been an important part of Sue’s training plan to keep her subtle and help her reach that finish line. Each treatment uses a variety of techniques and pressure to address any niggles sue may be experiencing. I explain what I am doing to help her understand what is going on with her own body.

Sue

Sue

Office Worker

Jo initially came to see me with ‘tech’ shoulders and tension headaches. Jo works at a desk 40 plus hours a week. I helped identify habits potentially causing these issues and we had a number of weekly sessions of soft tissue work. The tensions began to ease off, the range of motion in the shoulders and neck area were increased and the tension headaches were reduced considerably. Jo understands the importance of regular massage for her wellbeing, helping her relax and specifically to ensure the tension does not re-occur.

Jo

Jo

Marathon Runner

Contact Me

Address: Rivelin Valley, Sheffield
Phone: 07484177886

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