Feeling tight, achy or stiff?
Deep Tissue Massage/Sports massage could be the solution for you.
Who is Deep Tissue/Sports Massage For?
Sports massage is a great therapy for everyone; not just those who are involved with sports.
If you live in London, the chances are you have a stressful life; working 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, traveling to and from work by bus, train, tube or bike. You may carry heavy bags or backpacks; wear uncomfortable footwear or sit hunched over a desk all day. It all adds up and before long your muscles are as stressed and tight as you are!
For those of you who are involved in sport, this is a great therapy for you. We tend to see mainly Runners, Cyclists, Triathletes and Martial Artists, but it is equally suitable for rugby players, football players and those who just exercise at the gym. Sports massage is perfect for maintaining an injury free state especially leading up to an event such as a marathon. It is also particularly helpful for recovery- either immediately after event such as a marathon or competition or from an injury.
How Does Sports Massage Work?
Sports massage works into the muscles, breaking down adhesions and knots, which allows blood to flow though easier which in turn maintains or improves the suppleness of the muscles and as a result, helps to reduce the risk of injury. This is because your muscles can adapt to sudden changes in length, such as if you fall, or changes in load such as your child jumping on your back when you’re not expecting them to.
Sports massage consists of various techniques such as Swedish massage, trigger point release, deep tissue massage and neuromuscular inhibitions. Some techniques can be quite painful in certain areas, and different people like different pressures, so it is important to remember that if it is not hard enough or too hard, let the practitioner know.
- Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy from the London School of Sports Massage
- Diploma in Massage in Pregnancy and Labour
- BA (Hons) Dance Science
- Qualified Personal Trainer
- Member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) and Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM)
- Diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage from the London School of Sports Massage
- Advanced Kinesio Taping (KT1 & 2) KTA
- Member of Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM)