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Sports Massage

Sports Massage - or Deep Tissue Massage - was specifically devised by adapting the techniques of Swedish Massage to treat sporting injuries and sportsmen and women, both before and after the event, but you do not need to be a sportsman or woman to have one. It doesn't matter if you sit at a desk all day, dig the garden at weekends, or play sport at a high level; if you strain a muscle, the nature of the damage to tissues is the same, no matter how it happened.

The Sports Massage - or Deep Tissue Massage - techniques have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage. Sports Massage involves manipulating the soft tissues to give you a deep and invigorating massage treatment for muscular and joint aches and pains, while other techniques are used to help smooth out 'knotted' muscles. You certainly know that you have been massaged after a treatment!

A Sports Massage may involve treating your entire body as part of a training routine, or treating a specific area due to a particular muscle strain or injury. It is also used to help with aches and pains.

Sports Massage

If you routinely push yourself to physical limits, you can benefit from a Sports Massage. If you are a sportsperson, massage can have an enormous impact on your performance; regular treatments can allow you to train to your full potential and recover to the best of your body's ability.

To ensure that your muscles are properly maintained, you should aim to have a good Sports Massage at least once a month and more frequently pre- or mid-season.

Muscular tension, stress and fatigue can affect all of us, whether we're athletes, DIY fanatics, gardeners, busy housewives, or stressed executives. Following energetic activity, you will have experienced soreness, strain, bruising, tightness, pain or weakness in your muscles. Sports Massage can improve the condition of your muscles and alleviate these symptoms.

Clients often report that they feel a greater sense of tranquility and balance after a treatment.

Sports Massage

Having a Sports Massage will:

 Improve your circulation & lymphatic flow
 Assist in the removal of your metabolic waste
 Sedate or stimulate your nerve endings
 Increase or decrease your muscle tone
 Increase or decrease your muscle length
 Re-model your scar tissue
 Assist the mental preparation for sport
 Relax your muscles to improve joint stability
 Stimulate your blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed
 Improve your strength, endurance and overall fitness
 Reduce your risk of injury
 Improve the alignment of your body to optimize performance and eliminate wear and tear
 Give your more energy
 Relieve your pain and make you feel great!

Sports Massage is particularly effective for:

 Neck and shoulder pain or stiffness
 Back pain or stiffness
 Frozen shoulder
 Arthritic pain
 Sprains and strains
 Hip pain
 Knee or ankle pain
 Sports-specific injuries
 Muscle flexiblity and mobility
 Chronic (long-term) muscular aches and pains

If you are a sports performer, at any level, a sports massage can help you at any of the stages of participation. These include:

 The conditioning or training phase
 Injury prevention
 Injury recovery

An hour's Sports Massage costs £75; longer treatments cost a further £10 for each extra ten minutes.
Contact Daniel for more details.

“Being a professional tri-athlete I put my body through a strenuous training and competition regime.
Having Daniel's knowledge combining Swedish Massage and Shiatsu helps my body to recover far quicker.
Daniel's nature and surroundings, combined with his treatments, makes it a truly relaxing experience."

Garry, Team GB, New Haw, Surrey