Sports Performance Therapy
Sports Performance Therapy in Bedford
At the Body Sage Clinic in Bedford, we take your sports performance just as seriously as you do. So much so, that we’ve created two specific therapy variations to manage and improve it. Whether you’re running your first 5K for a charity, or a professional footballer, we’ve spent over a decade developing our treatment strategies to suit just about anyone.
Our sports performance therapy sessions are divided into two distinct types. The first one is aimed squarely at pre and post-competition performance and recovery. A pre-competition session is a light to medium-pressure massage intended to get your body and mind prepared for your event and is normally performed 3-4 days prior. A post-competition session is usually the same, only this time performed in the 3-4 days following your event and is aimed at increasing recovery by boosting circulation to your tired muscles.
The second type is designed to be used at almost any time in your training schedule and it focuses heavily on the use of massage and myofascial cupping to boost circulation to your muscles and fascial structures. Fascia is often an overlooked component of athletic performance, and with over a decade’s worth of experience we’ve realised that massage alone isn’t always enough to effectively target that fascial component. We created this session to especially focus on stretching and conditioning your fascia, and to remove fascial restrictions to boost your performance whatever your level.
Where to find us
Our clinic is located on Tavistock Street in Bedford Town Centre. There’s plenty of nearby parking outside our clinic, and Queen Street Multi-Storey car park is less than 50 metres away. Parking on Tavistock Street and the surrounding streets is only free in the evening, but Queen Street Multi-Storey car park offers two hours of free parking every day.
Bedford Bus Station is just a short 5-minute walk away from the clinic.
Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between a sports performance therapy and a good old sports massage?
Sports massage is an umbrella term used to describe many different therapy options. Unfortunately, it lacks any real specificity, so we wanted to call it something that fits better with what it’s for.
Will this really improve my sports performance?
Hope so. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a professional athlete who doesn’t use sports massage in some fashion. Pre and post-competition massages are extremely common among athletes.
Can’t you just call it a Sports Massage and be done with it?
Sports massage is a tired old term that lacks clarity and specificity.
Why are the pre and post-competition light to medium pressure?
In the days before an event, being fully recovered is extremely important for you to perform at your best. Having a deep-tissue massage too close to your day of competition might affect how recovered your muscles are, which might affect your performance. After an event, a deep-tissue sports massage is about boosting circulation to your muscles to reduce D.O.M.S (delayed onset muscle soreness) and speed your recovery. Also, a deep-tissue massage on sore muscles is extremely unpleasant.
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58 Tavistock Street