Frequently asked questions
What is a sports massage?
A sports massage is perfect if you have been suffering with any soft tissue niggles - that includes muscle aches and pains or anything related to connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons. If you're unsure whether your issue is soft tissue related please just get in touch to ask.
What is a maintenance massage?
As mentioned above, it's worth having a sports massage regularly both as part of a training plan, or even if you are suffering with shoulder aches from being hunched over a desk day in day out.
What is an injury treatment massage?
As the name suggests, this is designed to target an area of the body which may be suffering from tightness, pain or any other kind of discomfort. It may that the issue resolves itself after one session, along with some stretching, or it may be that more than one massage is needed.
Will it hurt?
While there may be some extreme pressure experienced during a sports massage, this is entirely necessary to flush out your muscles and help relieve pain. The aim here is not to purposely cause pain, and any discomfort you feel will be doing you good.
How many massages will I need?
This is entirely dependent on your circumstances. For instance, if you want a maintenance massage to complement a training pogramme then we can chat about your needs and it may be that a massage once per month is recommended.
What should I wear?
Please wear shorts and a loose fitted top to your appointment. You are welcome to wear trousers over the top if it is cold, and these can be removed when you arrive.
What oil do you use?
Mason's Dog Oil is an odour free, 100% natural massage oil made in England. As the name suggests, it was originally used on dogs! It was intended to be a muscle soother for racing dogs, but those using the balm soon realised it also offered benefits to themselves as well as the dogs.