All of our massage treatments are based around you and your specific needs – whether that's reducing pain, soothing tired or injured muscles, or just helping you get on track with your fitness goals. We're here to help you get the most out of your treatment.
By utilising advanced soft tissue techniques we can also help improve flexibility and range of motion. And if you're recovering from a sports injury, regular sports massage sessions with the Body Sage Clinic are ideal for promoting a faster recovery. We'll be able to give helpful advice as part of your rehab plan and make sure you're not overusing the muscles – helping to reduce your risk of further sports injuries.
Our therapy sessions use a combination of deep tissue massage, facilitated stretching and various forms of soft tissue manipulation that work to release trigger points deep into the muscles, tendons and ligaments. This helps to stretch and loosen tight, overworked or injured muscle fibres and other soft tissue such as fascia.
Exercises may also be prescribed as part of the treatment process. Strengthening the muscles weakened by your injury will help ensure a speedier recovery.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear? Loose comfortable sportswear is ideal, or anything that can be removed or easily rearranged. For hygiene reasons we'd prefer it if you avoid having a sports massage straight after a workout or arrive in dirty work clothes.
Will it hurt? It might, but it really depends on the problem being treated. Tendon and ligament injuries can sometimes be painful, but it's always the aim of the therapist to ensure the treatment is effective and enjoyable.
Will sports massage help with non-sports injuries? Yes. It doesn't matter if you did it while exercising, sneezing or just sitting at a desk.
Why is it called Sports Massage then if it's for everyone? Sports massage was developed to treat athletes based on scientific theory and reasoning, and as such can be applied to any injuries of a similar nature regardless of cause.
Is there a consultation on my first appointment? If you have a serious or more complicated injury the we would have to spend more time diagnosing the problem. If you problem is less serious the there would be a short chat about the symptoms and your treatment. For most problems we tend to prefer get on with you treatment, while working out the finer details as your treatment plan progresses.
What if you can't fix my problem? It does occur when an injury requires more specialist treatment than we can provide. The Body Sage Clinic prides itself on being honest with our customers in these situations, and as such we will always refer you accordingly.