Sports Massage

Our sports massage therapist Sarahjane Prince is a member of the Sports Massage Association and specializes in soft tissue injuries. Sports massage treats many forms of day to day problems such as muscle sprains and repetitive strain injuries. Working closely with osteopaths ensures that we can offer a more specific, patient centred and holistic approach.

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body. Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. It is not necessary to take part in sports to benefit from a sports massage. A sports massage can help relieve day to day problems, such as repetitive strain injuries, sprains, tension and fatigue that everyone experiences. Sports massage may also assist with preventative treatment and injury recovery. However if you participate in sports at any level, a sports massage can help with:

What to expect

On the first visit a case history will be taken. The client will then be asked about their symptoms, medical history and desired treatment outcome. This enables our massage therapists to tailor each session to the client’s individual needs and enables a suitable treatment plan to be devised. The first appointment lasts approximately 1½ hours, second and subsequent appointments last 1 hour.
Initially a visual assessment will be made and if appropriate functional tests will be carried out to help diagnose the symptoms. Typically, the patient lies on the treatment table in either loose-fitting clothing or partly undressed (covered with towels). Many techniques will be used during a sports massage and the practitioner uses oil, lotion, massage wax or talcum powder to reduce friction on the skin. All the products used are organic and of the highest quality available.

What training do Massage Therapists have and are they safe to treat me and my family?

Our massage therapist Sarahjane Prince is a member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA). The SMA ensures that you receive an individually tailored, high quality massage and as a member, Sarahjane must abide by a strict code of conduct. The SMA trains their therapists to identify conditions where it would be ill-advised or detrimental to receive treatment. This allows them to asses each client individually and be able to offer advise on the most beneficial treatment, even if this means treatment with an alternative health care professional.

Benefits

I really wish I had come to see Chantal sooner, it just shows that sometimes the answer is easier than you could possibly imagine.

I have suffered with continuous headaches for over 20 years, some of which lasted for 3 days or more and I was more or less resigned to the fact that I would have to put up with them for the rest of my days.

I find myself guilty of judging a book by its cover and in Chantal’s case this was a mistake. I made her aware at our first meeting that I was ‘anti doctor’ and highly sceptical of her chances of curing my headaches. However, she talked me into giving it a go and she was right. I have to say I am amazed!

This is an understatement really because just after 4 visits I have had only 2 headaches, only one of which was bad. I know that sounds a lot but in that time I would normally have suffered with a dozen or so. It has also helped my general mobility and has really improved my quality of life. Riding my bike has become a pleasure again and not a pain in the neck after 50 miles.

I really wish I had come to see Chantal sooner, it just shows that sometimes the answer is easier than you could possibly imagine.

I just want to say thank you. Somehow that does not seem enough but she really is a star! I will have no worries about recommending Chantal to my friends and hope she receives the recognition she deserves. She has my eternal respect and gratitude.

 

Nick Killick