What are the benefits of massage?

There are many benefits of massage, physical, mental and emotional. Here are some benefits that are believed to help: Physical Benefits Helps identify areas of trouble  to help reduce the risk of injury Can relieve muscular soreness and aches and pains Can help muscles relax so your range of movement […]

How do I book an appointment?

Simply send me a message on my online form below, or send me a message from my Facebook page and I will be happy to find a date and time that suits you. Treatments are available by appointment only.

What appointment times do you offer?

My appointments vary and I aim to be as flexible as possible., no week is ever the same. I can offer daytime appointments and evening appointments. Normally my last appointment in the evening is 8.30pm. I can even start as early as 8 am in the morning if necessary. I […]

How long will the massage take?

There are three offerings from Ultractive Sports Massage, 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 60 minutes. When scheduling your massage, please talk to me first and I can recommend the most appropriate session length, depending on your situation. A 60-minute session is the most popular but may not be suitable initially […]

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Sports Massage is a process not an ‘outcome’ and should be an integral part of your training or lifestyle regime. However if you have a specific injury you may need a few regular sessions to help reduce the pain to a minimum. This could range from 3-6 sessions. The suggested […]

What personal data will you collect from me?

  I gather personal information from clients in order to ensure that the treatment I give is safe and it complies with the terms of my insurance. The data I collect is name, and medical and health information, both historically and current as well as any medications you may be […]

Where are you located?

​My treatment room is located in the Rivelin Valley area of Sheffield, Please check my ‘contact‘ page for more information. I am really easy to find, near to Malin Bridge tram stop, 2 miles from the city centre and also 2 minutes walk from the regular 95 bus route.

Will I feel sore after treatment?

You may feel sore or tired after your session, this is perfectly normal.  It is similar to the feeling when you’ve had a workout, after all, I have worked out your muscles! I will always advise on aftercare measures to help you recover from a massage. Some clients feel deeply […]

When can I go back to exercising after a massage?

Every client is different. Some clients can do exercise a few hours after a massage, some it takes 2 days. I often suggest no less than 4 hours (unless you are getting a pre-event on the day massage) to allow your body to recover. However take note of how you […]

I do not do sports, how can sports massage help me?

You do not have to be an athletic person to benefit from a sports massage. I can help to improve clients’ lifestyle by helping to minimizing pain and educating the client on ways to stay healthy. So if you are experiencing pain in the neck, shoulders or anywhere and do […]

I am not in pain, how can it help me?

Prevention is better than cure. I prefer my clients to come and see me and not be ‘injured’ or ‘in pain’. However, I do tend to see more clients ‘in pain’ than those coming to see me who are being sensible and have regular treatment. Clients tend to wait for […]

What is kinesiology taping and do I have to pay extra?

Kinesiology taping (or K taping for short) is the brightly coloured tape that you can use practically on every part of the body. It is a good sticking plaster that when combined with other therapeutic modalities it has been shown to help circulation, support muscles and help heal and prevent […]

What Qualifications and training do you hold?

I am qualified in Sports Massage Therapy (ITEC) Levels 3 and 4 from the London School of Massage I also hold a Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage Diploma with MTI from Sheffield School of Massage I am  qualified to apply Sports Taping (Kinesiology Taping) from Sporttape I am also qualified […]

How much does it cost?

Prices are very competitive and vary depending on the duration of the massage. Please ask on enquiry. I offer a 20% discount to members of Valley Hill and Sheffield Running Club. If you are a member and come to see me regulary you will automatically receive this discount. If you […]

Do I need GP consent to have a massage?

In the majority of cases no, however the consultation will determine if massage is safe for you as a client and for myself as the practiconer before any treatment is conducted. There are some total contrainducations to massage, one in particular is the common flu, please do not turn up […]

Will it be painful?

You may experience some discomfort, but it shouldn’t ‘hurt’. There is a fine line between ‘discomfort’ and ‘pain’. I ask my clients to use a scale of 1-10. At no point should the massage go over a 7/10 discomfort scale otherwise it is too much. That is ‘your’ pain threshold […]

What do I wear?

Loose comfortable ‘short’ shorts are perfect, (preferably not ‘long’ shorts) as this helps when working on the top of the legs. Shorts are not necessary if you know that your treatment will not involve any lower body work. For women, a regular bra is better than a sports bra as […]