" Sports massage is an investment in your athletic success"
Sports massage can play an important role in the physical and psychological well being of a sports person, as well as reducing everyday aches and pains. The benefits of sports massage are numerous and it isn't just for athletes, it can benefit anyone who feels tight and tense by releasing tension and restoring balance to the muscles, joints and nerves.
Our sports massage therapists here at our clinic in Bristol will target their sessions to your injury or tense area, they will look at the biomechanical and physical needs of your body. Stretches and exercises may be incorporated in the sports massage session to help maintain the progress from your massage.
The best approach is to book in some sports massage sessions a few months in advance of an event e.g. The Bristol half marathon. This way you'll know how your body responds to sports massage and will reduce the risk of race/match day soreness.
"Sports massage doesn't have to hurt to be beneficial!"
We encourage patient/masseuse interaction, the massage technique is firm (as opposed to holistic massage) to break down adhesions and scar tissue, it should not be a full session of eye watering pain!
Post-session soreness can be normal, relieving muscle tension does mean making changes to the tight muscles by being firm. As a result, the body will have to heal and recover. Soreness will probably last 48 hours and we recommend that no heavy exercise session is undertaken within this period.
We recommend to patients with regular training schedules and competition to have regular massage as part of their training plan, this can also be said for patients who have active jobs or those who sit at desks for long periods of the day or drive long distances for a living.
Remember, Massage is an investment in you.
What to bring
Shorts and loose fitting sports trousers, women can bring a vest top, we also have clinical gowns, which are used where required.