All of our sports 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 sports massage 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.
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 injuries. It can also be very relaxing for those who just prefer a firmer massage than provided by other forms of massage therapy.
SPORTS MASSAGE 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 while wearing dirty work clothes.
Will it 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 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 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.