Sports Massage

The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and /or over use, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger.

This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional, and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).

Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to Acupressure and Shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together this blend of techniques, knowledge and advice during treatment, to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury-free training and minimise post event injuries.

Common problems

Achilles pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, headaches, hip pain, runners knee, sciatica, sports injuries, stress, tennis elbow.

A sports massage treatment

It’s important to understand the underlying causes of a problem to prevent it happening again. Our practitioners carry out a full analysis so they can tailor each treatment to a client’s particular needs.

Thai Yoga Massage

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Briefly, Thai yoga massage involves using breathing and specific stretches familiar to those practising yoga. The idea is to open the energy lines by putting pressure on specific points along the body. The treatment also involves a rocking motion which uses the body’s weight to regulate direction and pressure.

What should I wear?

As the massage is performed mostly on the floor, it is recommended to wear comfortable loose clothing.

Benefits of massage

Thai yoga massage is suitable for sports injuries, accident or post-operative rehabilitation, and general aches and pains such as back ache, head-aches and migraine, physical or emotional trauma, bad posture. Thai yoga massage with its great range of techniques can release blockages in the body’s energy system and bring the body back to its natural balance.