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Why Sports Massage?
Reduce the risk of injury
Relieve aches and pains
Restore Muscular Function
Types of Sessions
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 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 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
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.
NeilRunner, 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.
MarcusElite 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.
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.