the body sage
If you’re looking for a sports massage in Bedford, The Body Sage Clinic is the perfect place. Sports massage treatments with us are based around you and your specific needs – whether you need to reduce pain or soothe tired or injured muscles.
Our sports massage therapists in Bedford utilise advanced soft tissue sports massage techniques which can help improve flexibility and range of motion. If you’re recovering from a sports injury, regular sports massage sessions with our team are ideal for promoting a faster recovery. To help further reduce your risk of further sports injuries, we’ll give you advice and support in not overusing your muscles as part of your rehab plan.
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 and 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.
Sports massage isn’t only for those who play or have been injured in sports. Sports massage is very effective at treating most forms of back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as knee pain, headaches, sprained ankles and repetitive strain injury. If you enjoy a firmer massage, sports massage could be a great, relaxing alternative for you.
SPORTS MASSAGE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear for a sports massage? 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 while wearing dirty work clothes.
Does a sports massage hurt? It might, but it really depends on the problem being treated. Some injuries can be quite 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 your desk.
Why is it called Sports Massage 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 then we would have to spend more time diagnosing the problem. If your problem is less serious then there would be a short chat about the symptoms and your treatment options. For most problems, we tend to prefer to get on with your 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. We pride ourselves on being open and honest with our customers in these situations, and as such we will always refer you accordingly.