People are different, we assess the needs of every client on an individual basis. To enable us to do this we need to establish a thorough medical and injury history.
What happens during your treatment will vary depending on the reason you are coming to see us. A client seeking rehabilitation from an injury or surgery will have very different needs to an athlete looking to maintain the condition of their tissue.
After establishing your medical history and the reason for you seeking a sports massage we will use various ways to assess your needs. This may include a postural assessment, gait analysis and muscle length testing. For some clients this will not be required and we will base your treatment on what is found via palpation using your therapist’s skill and knowledge to best assess your needs.
If it is your first time visiting us then on your arrival you will have a form to complete to establish medical history, contact details, what your current exercise is and the reason for your visit. If you have been before then there is no need to fill out the form (unless your details have changed) instead we will have a chat and see how you are getting on and establish the reason for your appointment. Following this we will do any appropriate assessments.
Based on the findings of any assessment or on what we have talked about your therapist will use their experience and knowledge to formulate a treatment plan which they will then carry out. During the treatment we will use a range of techniques which your therapist will be happy to explain to you if you are interested!
Homecare advice. Following your session your therapist may give you some exercises, stretches or general advice on how best to maintain the improvements made in this session.
If you are having problems with an injury or muscle aches and pains treatment may not be delivered to the area in which you are experiencing the pain. Often the site of discomfort is just the last symptom in a chain of problems, the ripple in the pond, we want to find the where the pebble landed which caused the ripples! Getting to the root of your problems means that we will be able to make a long term improvement for you.
To reinforce sports massage we also offer Kinesio Taping. Kinesio tape is a rehabilitation tape, as opposed to some other strapping and taping methods which are designed to hold joints or muscles in the position they are taped in, Kinesio tape works on a proprioceptive level to retrain your body to recognise the new correct position a joint or muscle should be in. This works with massage to create a permanent and effective change.
Are you planning an event and would like to incorporate sports massage? Get in touch to find out how we can help you. We are here for you, as such we are incredibly flexible, early morning, evenings and some weekends are all available. Please get in contact to make an appointment.