Is Sports Massage for me?

Whatever the reason is for seeking a massage, your body is likely to enjoy the benefits! 

You don’t have to be a sports athlete to have a sports massage! 

From soothing tired muscles to calming an overworked mind, massage is a potentially useful addition to anyone’s daily life. 

It is also an extremely effective treatment for muscular aches and pains caused by occupational strain such as office work, driving, gardening or lifting. 

Massage increases blood flow and circulation and can create friction in the tissues like vigorous movement does. During massage, tissues and muscles are pulled away from one another, which creates the “loose” feeling you might have after a treatment. You might also feel taller, because massage helps counteract the daily compression and gravitational pull we experience.

Remember, muscle tightness is caused by a lack of adequate rest and blood flow to the muscle. A massage directly counteracts this by aiding oxygen and blood flow delivery, leaving you feeling instantly more relaxed and at ease.

What to expect and consider when booking in with Luke the sports therapist:

  • The therapist will need to know about your current and past medical conditions and exercise routines.
  • You will need to undress to a level you feel comfortable with and lie down on a padded table with a towel draped over your body. The therapist will undrape only the part of your body being massaged. Please remember to dress appropriately and bring something to tie your hair up if you have long hair. 
  • Sports massage penetrates deeper than a normal spa massage would – so expect to be in some moments of discomfort albeit beneficial in the end!
  • Do not be discouraged if you do not leave your first session feeling completely loose and pain free. It may take one or two sessions. Same rule applies if you leave feeling sore the day after because the removal of toxins can initially make you feel worse if you’re not a frequent patient.
  • Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after your treatment, it also helps if you have eaten well before and after your appointment.
  • Lots of trigger point therapy—concentrated finger pressure applied to trigger points to relieve the tension in the surrounding area. Trigger points are irritable spots in a muscle that cause pain; they are sometimes referred to as knots.

If you would like to make an appointment you can either visit our website or telephone the clinic on 0151 632 3344.